Table 5

Cause specific mortality rates (per 1000 person years) in the intervention and control groups by faecal occult blood testing

Intervention group
Person years of observationTested* (478 662)Not tested† (365 757)Total (844 419)Control group (843 463)
*Responded to at least one screening round.
†Did not respond to any screening round.
Cause of death
    Neoplasms (other)2799 (5.85)2640 (7.22)5439 (6.44)5405 (6.41)
    Respiratatory disease (incl. pulmonary disease)1164 (2.43)1448 (3.96)2612 (3.09)2648 (3.14)
    Digestive system disease265 (0.55)338 (0.92)603 (0.71)624 (0.74)
    Colorectal cancer261 (0.55)297 (0.81)558 (0.66)626 (0.74)
    Ischaemic heart disease2563 (5.35)2430 (6.64)4993 (5.91)4956 (5.88)
    Other heart disease387 (0.81)429 (1.17)816 (0.97)760 (0.90)
    Cerebrovascular disease769 (1.61)867 (2.37)1636 (1.94)1656 (1.96)
    Peripheral vascular disease740 (1.55)802 (2.19)1542 (1.83)1471 (1.74)
    Suicide35 (0.07)28 (0.08)63 (0.07)63 (0.07)
    All other causes1026 (2.14)1133 (3.10)2159 (2.56)2127 (2.57)