Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology (Jan 2005)

Predictors of Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Comparison of Men and Women

  • S Elizabeth McGregor,
  • Heather E Bryant

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 19, no. 6
pp. 343 – 349


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BACKGROUND: New Canadian guidelines recommend screening average-risk adults to reduce mortality from colorectal cancer, the second most common cause of cancer death among Canadians. The present study examined the self-reported prevalence of colorectal cancer testing and sex-specific predictors of having had a fecal occult blood (FOB) test for screening, among a cohort of Alberta residents aged 50 to 69 years.