Table 2

Distribution by TNM stage at diagnosis of CRCs diagnosed within and after 1 year of the positive FIT, according to compliance with colonoscopy

TNM stageCompliers (n=1499)Non-compliers (n=361)P value*
Number%Number%
All CRCs
 I69546.417648.80.46
 II33922.68623.8
 III38725.87921.9
 IV785.2205.5
 Total1499100361100
CRCs diagnosed within 1 year of the positive FIT
 I67846.814357.00.014
 II32422.35120.3
 III37325.74618.3
 IV755.2114.4
 Total1450100251100
CRCs diagnosed after 1 year of the positive FIT
 I1734.73330.00.90
 II1530.63531.8
 III1428.63330.0
 IV36.198.2
 Total49100110100
  • *Comparison between cohorts through the χ2 test.

  • CRCs, colorectal cancers; FIT, faecal immunochemical test; TNM, tumour, node, metastases.