Morris, S and Baio, G and Kendall, E and von Wagner, C and Wardle, J and Atkin, W and Halloran, SP and Handley, G and Logan, RF and Obichere, A and Rainbow, S and Smith, S and Snowball, J and Raine, R (2012) Socioeconomic variation in uptake of colonoscopy following a positive faecal occult blood test result: a retrospective analysis of the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. Br J Cancer , 107 (5) 765 - 771. 10.1038/bjc.2012.303.
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Bowel cancer is a serious health burden and its early diagnosis improves survival. The Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP) in England screens with the Faecal Occult Blood test (FOBt), followed by colonoscopy for individuals with a positive test result. Socioeconomic inequalities have been demonstrated for FOBt uptake, but it is not known whether they persist at the next stage of the screening pathway. The aim of this study was to assess the association between colonoscopy uptake and area socioeconomic deprivation, controlling for individual age and sex, and area ethnic diversity, population density, poor self-assessed health, and region.
|Title:||Socioeconomic variation in uptake of colonoscopy following a positive faecal occult blood test result: a retrospective analysis of the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.|
|Additional information:||PMCID: PMC3425978|
|Keywords:||Aged, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Neoplasms, Early Detection of Cancer, Feces, Female, Great Britain, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, National Health Programs, Occult Blood, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Retrospective Studies, Risk Factors, Socioeconomic Factors, Survival Rate|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care > Epidemiology and Public Health|
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Statistical Science
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