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Table 2 Most frequently cited barriers to colorectal cancer screening identified by patients and by their primary care physicians

From: Barriers to colorectal cancer screening in community health centers: A qualitative study

Barriers identified by patients Barriers identified by Physicians
1. Lack of trust (n = 5) 1. Psychosocial issues (n = 6)
2. Lack of symptoms (n = 5) 2. Comorbid medical illness (n = 4)
3. No doctor's recommendation (n = 5) 3. Screening is lower priority (n = 3)
4. Fatalistic views about cancer (n = 3) 4. Patient does not seek preventive care (n = 5)