Colorectal cancer screening in Canada: results of a national survey.

@article{Sewitch2008ColorectalCS,
  title={Colorectal cancer screening in Canada: results of a national survey.},
  author={Maida J. Sewitch and Catherine Fournier and A. Ciampi and Alyna Dyachenko},
  journal={Chronic diseases in Canada},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={9-21}
}
Canadian guidelines recommend colorectal-cancer (CRC) screening for individuals aged 50 to 74 years. The study objective was to estimate rates of CRC screening according to individual and geographical characteristics, and of adherence to current CRC screening guidelines. Respondents to the 2003 Canadian Community Health Survey Cycle 2.1 (aged >or= 50 years, without past or present CRC) participated. Fecal occult blood test (FOBT) and endoscopy utilization and screening rates were calculated… CONTINUE READING