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Table 1 Fecal hemoglobin concentration by disease statuses and demographic characteristics from the nationwide colorectal cancer screening program

From: Quantile-based fecal hemoglobin concentration for assessing colorectal neoplasms with 1,263,717 Taiwanese screenees

Variable Disease status Number (%) Median of f-Hb Mean of f-Hb SD of f-Hb IQR of f-Hb
Status Normal colon 1241613 (98.2) 0.0 8.1 400.4 2.4
Non-advanced adenoma 10880 (0.9) 58.8 222.6 2381.2 109.8
Advanced adenomaa 4604 (0.4) 92.0 254.6 616.1 205.7
Colorectal cancer 6620 (0.5) 198.2 507.3 1366.5 327.2
Sex Male 470810 (37.3) 0.2 18.1 652.4 3.0
Female 792907 (62.7) 0 10.6 311.2 2.4
Age in years 50–54 395404 (31.3) 0 9.3 179.7 2.2
55–59 359892 (28.5) 0 13.0 555.1 2.4
60–64 250841 (19.8) 0.2 15.0 458.1 2.8
65–69 257580 (20.4) 0.25 19.0 625.9 3.2
Family history of colorectal cancer Yes 5638 (0.4) 0 22.3 212.1 2.4
No 1258079 (99.6) 0.2 13.4 469.2 2.5
Brand of FIT OC-Sensor 968870 (76.7) 0 7.6 115.4 1.6
HM-Jack 294847 (23.3) 2 32.7 946.6 5.3
Overall   1263717 0.2 13.4 468.4 2.5
  1. Abbreviation: f-Hb fecal hemoglobin concentration in μg/g, SD standard deviation, IQR interquartile range
  2. aDefined as an adenoma of ≥10 mm in diameter or having a villous component or high-grade dysplasia