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Table 2 Healthcare utilization by mode of colorectal cancer diagnosis (n = 9626)

From: Factors associated with mode of colorectal cancer detection and time to diagnosis: a population level study

Healthcare Utilization Urgent Screen-detected Symptomatic p-valuea
(n = 2428) (n = 3083) (n = 4115)  
n (%) n (%) n (%)  
UPC index <.0001
 <3 primary care visits 276 (11) 76 (2) 159 (4)
 Low (<50%) 620 (26) 586 (19) 904 (22)
 Medium (50%–80%) 821 (34) 1129 (37) 1440 (35)
 High (>80%) 711 (29) 1292 (42) 1612 (39)
Physicians visits with GI-related symptom
 Visits to any physician
  0–1 1437 (59) 1063 (34) 1138 (28) <.0001
  2 631 (26) 1008 (33) 1302 (32)  
  3 218 (9) 452 (15) 767 (19)  
  4 81 (3) 240 (8) 365 (9)  
   ≥ 5 61 (3) 320 (10) 543 (13)  
 GP visits
  0–1 2093 (86) 1859 (60) 2235 (54) <.0001
  2 254 (10) 856 (28) 1230 (30)  
  3 44 (2) 200 (6) 333 (8)  
  ≥ 4 37 (2) 168 (5) 317 (8)  
 GI specialist visits
  0 1761 (73) 2106 (68) 2771 (67) <.0001
  1 538 (22) 751 (24) 990 (24)  
  ≥ 2 129 (5) 226 (7) 354 (9)  
 non-GI specialist visits
  0 2266 (93) 2918 (95) 3868 (94) 0.4904
  ≥ 1 162 (7) 165 (5) 247 (6)  
 Unknown provider-type visits
  0 1822 (75) 2411 (78) 2975 (72) <.0001
  1 528 (22) 462 (15) 777 (19)  
  ≥ 2 78 (3) 210 (7) 363 (9)  
Visits for GI-related Procedure
 Endoscopies
  0 468 (19) 206 (7) 340 (8) <.0001
  1 1657 (68) 2360 (77) 3051 (74)  
  ≥ 2 303 (12) 517 (17) 724 (18)  
 Diagnostic imaging tests
  0 1092 (45) 1551 (50) 1893 (46) 0.0001
  1 1002 (41) 917 (30) 1270 (31)  
  2 247 (10) 381 (12) 589 (14)  
  ≥ 3 87 (4) 233 (8) 362 (9)  
  1. Abbreviations: UPC Usual provider care, GP General practitioner, GI Gastrointestinal, aJonckheere-Terpstra trend test was used to compare proportions