Use of a faecal immunochemical test narrows current gaps in uptake for sex, age and deprivation in a bowel cancer screening programme.

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OBJECTIVES To investigate the characteristics of participants screened for bowel cancer using a faecal immunochemical test for haemoglobin (FIT). SETTING Scottish Bowel Screening Programme. METHODS 65909 men and women in two NHS Boards, aged 50 to 74, were invited to participate in an evaluation of FIT as a first-line test. Uptake was calculated by sex… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/0969141313497197

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@article{Digby2013UseOA, title={Use of a faecal immunochemical test narrows current gaps in uptake for sex, age and deprivation in a bowel cancer screening programme.}, author={Jayne Digby and Paula Jo McDonald and Judith A Strachan and Gillian Libby and R. J. Steele and Callum G. Fraser}, journal={Journal of medical screening}, year={2013}, volume={20 2}, pages={80-5} }