Table 1

Percentages and 95% CI of doctors (GPs and other doctors) who recommend screening for different cancers

GPs (95% CI)Other doctors (95% CI)Significant difference (non-overlapping CI)
Cervical98.7 (97.3 to 100.1)91.1 (88.5 to 94.1)*
Breast93.7 (90.6 to 96.8)87.0 (83.6 to 90.4)*
Colorectal39.3 (33.1 to 45.5)43.5 (38.3 to 48.7)
Prostate41.2 (34.9 to 47.5)40.7 (35.5 to 45.9)
Ovarian15.0 (10.4 to 19.6)25.8 (21.1 to 30.5)*
Lung13.2 (8.8 to 17.5)19.3 (15.0 to 23.6)
  • Statistically significant difference (p<0.05) when there is no overlap in the CIs. n=576–650. N/A excluded.

  • GP, general practitioner; N/A, not applicable.