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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Appointment waiting times and education level influence the quality of bowel preparation in adult patients undergoing colonoscopy

Mean age, years 60.1 ± 14.0
Men, n (%) 256 (51.2)
Education level, n (%)  
   Primary or lower 196 (39.1)
   Secondary or higher 305 (60.9)
In-patient or out-patient status, n (%)  
   Out-patient 354 (70.6)
   In-patient 147 (29.4)
Timing of colonoscopy, n (%)  
   Morning 421 (84.2)
   Afternoon 80 (15.8)
Colonoscopy appointment waiting time, n (%)  
   < 1 week 108 (21.6)
   2 - 15 weeks 148 (29.5)
   > 16 weeks 245 (48.9)
Overweight or obese patient (based on BMI ≥ 23 for Asian population), n (%) 266 (53.5)
Presence of concomitant medical illness, n (%) 222 (44.6)
Patient with previous colonoscopy, n (%) 161 (32.3)
Patient with previous abdominal or pelvic surgery, n (%) 134 (26.9)
Compliant to bowel preparation, n (%) 383 (76.4)