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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with colonoscopy request, origin of the request, and type of requesting clinician, depending on participating reference hospital. Results are expressed as mean (standard deviation) and n (%)

From: Appropriateness of colonoscopy requests according to EPAGE-II in the Spanish region of Catalonia

  Total (n = 1478) H1 (n = 245) H2 (n = 245) H3 (n = 250) H4 (n = 250) H5 (n = 247) H6 (n = 241)
Agea 59.6 (15.0) 58.9 (15.7) 59.7 (14.4) 59.6 (14.9) 58.7 (14.8) 59.2 (15,1) 61.7 (15,1)
Women 740 (50.06 %) 111 (45.30 %) 122 (49.79 %) 126 (50.40 %) 133 (53.20 %) 124 (50.20 %) 124 (51.45 %)
Origin (gathered)        
 SCC and outpatients 662 (44.79 %) 124 (50.61 %) 142 (57.95 %) 137 (54.80 %) 68 (27.20 %) 121 (49,98 %) 70 (29,04 %)
 PCC 808 (54.66 %) 121 (49.38 %) 102 (41.63 %) 113 (45.20 %) 179 (71.60 %) 122 (49,39 %) 171 (70.95 %)
Requesting clinician        
 General practitioner 790 (53.45 %) 119 (48.57 %) 95 (38.36 %) 113 (45.20 %) 172 (68.80 %) 121 (48,98 %) 170 (70.53 %)
 Gastroenterologist 426 (28.82 %) 21 (8.57 %) 134 (54.69 %) 91 (36.40 %) 65 (26.00) 59 (243,88 %) 56 (23.23 %)
 Surgeon 152 (10.28 %) 48 (19.59 %) 8 (3.26 %) 40 (16.00 %) 3 (1.20 %) 40 (16,19 %) 13 (5.18 %)
 Internist 27(1.82 %) 16 (6.53 %) 0 (0.00 %) 3 (1.20 %) 0 (0,00 %) 7 (2,83 %) 1 (0.41 %)
 Other 51 (3.45 %) 28 (11.42 %) 0 (0.00 %) 3 (1.20 %) 1 (0.40 %) 19 (7,69 %) 0 (0.00 %)
  1. aAge expressed as mean ± standard deviation
  2. SCC Specialized care centre, PCC Primary Care Centre