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Table 2 Reasons for surveillance test preferences using a hypothetical scenario of being at intermediate risk for CRC

From: Using a hypothetical scenario to assess public preferences for colorectal surveillance following screening-detected, intermediate-risk adenomas: annual home-based stool test vs. triennial colonoscopy

  Preferred a home-based stool testa Preferred colonoscopy
  % (n = 298) [95 % CI] % (n = 152) [95 % CI]
Reason for preferenceb     
More frequent 62.1 (185) [56.5, 67.4] 21.7 (33) [15.9, 28.9]
More convenient 51.7 (154) [46.0, 57.3] 12.5 (19) [8.2, 18.7]
Less likely to cause side-effects 39.9 (119) [34.5, 45.6] 7.2 (11) [4.1, 12.5]
Less likely to harm me 32.6 (97) [27.5, 38.1] 5.9 (9) [3.2, 10.9]
Better at finding polyps or cancer 28.9 (86) [24.0, 34.3] 77.6 (118) [70.4, 83.5]
More thorough 21.5 (64) [17.2, 26.5] 53.9 (82) [46.0, 61.7]
More familiar as I would have had the test before 16.8 (50) [13.0, 21.4] 29.6 (45) [22.9, 37.3]
Better at showing what is happening during the test 6.4 (19) [4.1, 9.8] 17.8 (27) [12.5, 24.6]
Other reasons 7.0 (21) [4.5, 10.7] 3.3 (5) [1.4, 7.5]
  1. aThe home-based stool test was comparable to FIT
  2. bN.B participants could select more than one reason