Table 4

Main characteristics of the endoscopic centres and FIT-positive colonoscopies performed by endoscopic centres with different characteristics

VariableEndoscopic centres Colonoscopies
n PercentagenPercentage
Screening-dedicated sessions
 Yes6484.258 18980.8
 No1215.864979.0
 MissingNot available733510.2
Colonoscopy with sedation/all colonoscopies
 <33%79.245246.3
 33%–66%911.856187.8
 >66%6078.955 94677.7
 MissingNot available59338.2
Screening colonoscopies performed in 2010
 ≤3005167.115 80521.9
 301–6001215.817 31024.0
 601–80079.217 91224.9
 >80067.913 65919.0
 MissingNot available733510.2
  • Screening-dedicated sessions are defined as endoscopic session restricted to screening-related colonoscopies.

  • FIT, faecal immunochemical test.