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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients included in the cohort

From: Colonoscopy overuse in colorectal cancer screening and associated factors in Argentina: a retrospective cohort study

  No Potentially inadequate colonoscopy Potentially inadequate colonoscopy p
N (total = 389) 299 90  
Age (median [IQR]) 63.00 [58.00, 70.00] 62.00 [58.25, 65.00] 0.06
Age categories (%)    0.002
50–54 33 (11.0) 11 (12.2)  
55–59 71 (23.7) 19 (21.1)  
60–64 62 (20.7) 33 (36.7)  
65–69 56 (18.7) 19 (21.1)  
70–74 77 (25.8) 8 (8.9)  
Female (%) 200 (66.9) 53 (58.9) 0.20
No. comorbidities (%)    0.87
0 83 (27.8) 28 (31.1)  
1 100 (33.4) 27 (30.0)  
2 51 (17.1) 18 (20)  
3 40 (13.4) 11 (12.2)  
>3 25 (8.4) 6 (6.4)  
Baseline motive for Colonoscopy: Screening (%) 71 (23.7) 26 (28.9) 0.39
Reported polyp (%) 42 (14) 22 (24.4) 0.03
Polypectomy (%) 35 (11.7) 20 (22.2) 0.02
Mucosectomy (%) 1 (0.3) 3 (3.3) 0.06
Biopsy (%) 44 (14.4) 19 (21.1) 0.17
Anemia (%) 46 (15.4) 3 (3.3) 0.005
Weight loss (%) 3 (1.0) 0 (0.0) 0.79