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Table 3 Participant Characteristics n = 46.

From: A targeted decision aid for the elderly to decide whether to undergo colorectal cancer screening: development and results of an uncontrolled trial

Mean age (range) 83 (75-95)
  N (%)
Gender  
Female 39 (85)
Race  
White 33 (72)
Black 11 (24)
Other 2 (4)
Education  
High school graduate or less 19 (41)
Some college or more 27 (59)
Previous CRC Screening 30 (65)
Literacy*  
Adequate 28 (64)
Marginal 5 (11)
Inadequate 11 (25)
Number of co-morbidities  
0-2 5 (11%)
3-7 27 (59%)
8+ 14 (30%)
Self Reported Health Status  
Excellent/very good/good 20 (43%)
Good 17 (37%)
Fair/poor 9 (20%)
Four year mortality index  
< 4% risk 5 (11)
15% risk 18 (39)
42% risk 17 (37)
64% risk 6 (13)
  1. Forty-six people participated in the study but 3 individuals were unable to complete the literacy assessment due to blindness
  2. * N = 43, as 3 could not complete literacy assessment due to blindness