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Table 4 Delays and frequency of possible contributory factors

From: Patient- and system-related barriers for the earlier diagnosis of colorectal cancer

  System factors Delay obtaining colonoscopy due to scheduling issues Abnormal findings lost to FU per case Patient factors All reported factors
Total number of factors reported 212 6 101 56 268
Mean number of factors reported per case 3.1 0.09 1.5 0.8 3.9