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Table 2 Characteristics of males and females with CRC and advanced adenomas included in comparative analysis of a FIT test

From: Prospective cross-sectional study on faecal immunochemical tests: sex specific cut-off values to obtain equal sensitivity for colorectal cancer?

  Males Females
Total number of subjects 1,312 1,641
CRC N = 45 N = 24
Mean age 68.0 years 68.8 years
Positive tests* 93% 71%
Location (left sided/right sided/missing) 67%/31%/2% 71%/29%/0%
Symptomatic/screening & surveillance/unknown 64%/18%/18% 67%/25%/8%
Advanced Adenoma N = 164 N = 140
Mean age 63.9 years 64.3 years
Positive tests* 33% 29%
Location (left sided/right sided/missing) 55%/36%/9% 64%/29%/7%
Number of advanced adenomas >1 21% 16%
Size of advanced adenoma >9 mm 70% 66%
Symptomatic/screening & surveillance/unknown 28%/54%/18% 38%/45%/17%
  1. *Cut-off value 75 ng/ml. CRC = colorectal cancer; FIT = faecal immunochemical test.