Inequalities in participation in an organized national colorectal cancer screening programme: results from the first 2.6 million invitations in England.

@article{Wagner2011InequalitiesIP,
  title={Inequalities in participation in an organized national colorectal cancer screening programme: results from the first 2.6 million invitations in England.},
  author={Christian von Wagner and Gianluca Baio and Rosalind A Raine and Julia Snowball and Steve Morris and Wendy P Atkin and Austin Obichere and Graham Handley and Richard F A Logan and Sandra Rainbow and Stephen E. Smith and Stephen P Halloran and Jane Wardle},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={712-8}
}
BACKGROUND An organized, population-based, colorectal cancer screening programme was initiated in England in 2006 offering biennial faecal occult blood testing (FOBT) to adults aged 60-69 years. Organized screening programmes with no associated financial costs to the individual should minimize barriers to access for lower socio-economic status (SES) groups. However, SES differences in uptake were observed in the pilot centres of the UK programme, so the aim of this analysis was to identify the… CONTINUE READING

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