Table 1

Baseline characteristics of invited individuals by participation

SexAge at invitation date (years)InvitedParticipants*Non-participants*P value
AllAll ages8009(100.0)5938(74.1)2071(25.9)
MenAll ages5228(65.3)3892(74.4)1336(25.6)
WomenAll ages2781(34.7)2046(73.6)735(26.4)
  • *Participants were individuals who gave consent, returned an analysable FIT at year 1 and did not subsequently withdraw from the study.

  • †P values are for the comparison of age at invitation date for participants and non-participants, overall and by sex.

  • ‡Percentage of the total invited cohort (8009).