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Table 1 Characteristics of BCBSNE members diagnosed with CRC who made a colonoscopy claim within 4 months prior to their CRC diagnosis (n = 204)

From: The impact of travel time on colorectal cancer stage at diagnosis in a privately insured population

Characteristics Total (204) Metastatic (27) Non-metastatic (177)
N % N % N % P
Age
 Mean (SD) 57.50 4.0 57.56 4.56 57.48 4.15 0.91
 Median (SD) 58.0 7.0 57.0 8.0 58.0 7.0  
 50–54 56 27.0 7 26.0 49 28.0  
 55–60 92 45.0 12 44.0 80 45.0  
  ≥ 61 56 28.0 8 30.0 48 27.0  
Gender
 Male 112 54.90 17 63.0 95 53.67 0.37
 Female 92 45.10 10 37.0 82 46.33
Member location
 Rural 110 53.92 11 41.0 99 56.0 0.14
 Urban 94 46.08 16 59.0 78 44.0
Travel time (min)
 Mean (SD) 33.58 40.0 34.85 51.53 33.38 38.12 0.74
 Median (SD) 19.0 27.0 18.0 17.0 19.0 28.0
 Q1 11 13 11  
 Q2 19 18 19  
 Q3 38 30 39  
 Q4 227 223 227  
Travel distance, (miles)
 Mean (SD) 29.0 43.0 30.0 58.0 29.0 40.50 0.74
 Median (SD) 13.0 26.0 13.0 19.0 13.0 28.50
 Q1 5.0 5.0 4.50  
 Q2 13.0 13.0 13.0  
 Q3 31.0 24.0 33.0  
 Q4 251.0 251.0 234.0  
PCP access
 PCP/10,000 mean 11.03 8.10 12.33 12.08 10.82 7.31 0.95
 PCP/10,000 median 10.08 8.51 7.82 13.58 10.24 8.19
Year of CRC diagnosis
 2012 33 16.0 7 26.0 26 15.0  
 2013 50 25.0 4 15.0 46 26.0  
 2014 62 30.0 11 41.0 51 29.0  
 2015 39 19.0 5 18.0 34 19.0  
 2016 20 10.0 0 0 20 11.0  
Months of enrollment before CRC diagnosis
 Mean (SD) 26 13.50 25 13.0 26 13.53  
 Median (IQR) 26 22.0 28 26.0 25 22.0