Table 1

Patient participant and physician characteristics for study 1

FOBT within 6 monthsNo FOBT within 6 monthsTotal
(n=2503)(n=8799)(n=11 302)
Patient participants
 Age group in years, n (%)
  50–591279 (51)5384 (61)6663 (59)
  60–69894 (36)2637 (30)3531 (31)
  70–74330 (13)778 (9)1108 (10)
 Sex, n (%)
  Female1299 (52)4554 (52)5853 (52)
  Male1204 (48)4245 (48)5449 (48)
 Comorbidity*, number of ADGs (%)
  0257 (10)1279 (15)1536 (14)
  1–2828 (33)3044 (35)3872 (34)
  3–4712 (28)2241 (25)2953 (26)
  5–6393 (16)1224 (14)1617 (14)
  7+313 (13)1011 (11)1324 (12)
 Median neighbourhood income quintile, n (%)
  Rural394 (16)1431 (16)1825 (16)
  Low urban360 (14)1375 (16)1735 (15)
  2402 (16)1418 (16)1820 (16)
  3429 (17)1430 (16)1859 (16)
  4432 (17)1552 (18)1984 (18)
  High urban486 (19)1593 (18)2079 (18)
 Health region, n (%)
  Erie St Clair125 (5)337 (4)462 (4)
  South West284 (11)823 (9)1107 (10)
  Waterloo Wellington76 (3)251 (3)327 (3)
  Hamilton Niagara289 (12)976 (11)1265 (11)
  Central West138 (6)482 (5)620 (5)
  Mississauga Halton22 (1)120 (1)142 (1)
  Toronto Central111 (4)392 (4)503 (4)
  Central24 (1)177 (2)201 (2)
  Central East361 (14)1282 (15)1643 (15)
  South East162 (6)697 (8)859 (8)
  Champlain219 (9)676 (8)895 (8)
  North Simcoe-Muskoka77 (3)188 (2)265 (2)
  North East291 (12)1118 (13)1409 (12)
  North West324 (13)1280 (15)1604 (14)
  Recent immigrant, n (%)23 (1)88 (1)111 (1)
  FOBT 2–5 years prior to mailing, n (%)643 (26)905 (10)1548 (14)
Physician
 Median age in years (IQR)52 (45–59)53 (46–59)52 (45–59)
 Sex, n (%)
  Female936 (37)3044 (35)3980 (35)
  Male1567 (63)5755 (65)7322 (65)
 Training location, n (%)
  Outside Canada312 (12)1196 (14)1508 (13)
  In Canada2191 (88)7603 (86)9794 (87)
 Practice type, n (%)
  FHG1082 (43)4266 (48)5348 (47)
  FHO/FHN432 (17)1456 (17)1888 (17)
  FHO/FHN-FHT881 (35)2620 (30)3501 (31)
  Other PEM108 (4)457 (5)565 (5)
 Practice size (enrolled patients), n (%)
  >1800 patients1105 (44)4104 (47)5209 (46)
 Age-eligible rate of colonoscopy quintile, n (%)
  Low485 (19)1619 (18)2104 (19)
  2548 (22)1940 (22)2488 (22)
  3637 (25)2279 (26)2916 (26)
  4477 (19)1696 (19)2173 (19)
  High356 (14)1265 (14)1621 (14)
 Age-eligible rate of FOBT quintile, n (%)
  Low487 (19)1888 (21)2375 (21)
  2504 (20)1886 (21)2390 (21)
  3533 (21)1890 (21)2423 (21)
  4522 (21)1680 (19)2202 (19)
  High457 (18)1455 (17)1912 (17)
 Age-eligible rate of annual physical examinations quintile, n (%)
  Low496 (20)2009 (23)2505 (22)
  2490 (20)1625 (18)2115 (19)
  3472 (19)1638 (19)2110 (19)
  4509 (20)1686 (19)2195 (19)
  High536 (21)1841 (21)2377 (21)
 Age-eligible rate of influenza vaccine quintile, n (%)
  Low548 (22)1997 (23)2545 (23)
  2549 (22)1765 (20)2314 (20)
  3435 (17)1930 (22)2365 (21)
  4485 (19)1770 (20)2255 (20)
  High486 (19)1337 (15)1823 (16)
  • *Comorbidity scored using number of ADGs using the Johns Hopkins Case Mix System.

  • ADGs, Aggregated Diagnosis Groups; FHG, family health group; FHO/FHN, family health organisations or networks; FHT, family health team; FOBT, faecal occult blood test; Other PEM, other patient enrolled model of care.