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Table 1 Participant characteristics (n = 28)

From: Barriers and facilitators to colorectal cancer diagnosis in New Zealand: a qualitative study

Characteristic   n %
Gender Male 15 53.6
Female 13 46.4
Age < 40 0 0.0
40–49 4 14.3
50–59 2 7.1
60–69 11 39.3
70–79 7 25.0
80+ 3 10.7
Unknown 1 3.6
Ethnicity Non- Māori 19 67.9
Māori 9 32.1
First symptom COBH 5 17.9
Bleeding 9 32.1
Pain 4 14.3
Weight loss 2 7.1
Anaemia 2 7.1
Other 3 10.7
None 3 10.7
Mode of detection Through my GP 17 60.7
Incidental finding 3 10.7
Presented to ED 5 17.9
Other 1 3.6
Unknown 2 7.1
Stage I 5 17.9
II 10 35.7
III 9 32.1
IV 2 7.1
Unknown 2 7.1
Total interval No delay 10 35.7
Delay 16 57.1
Unknown 2 7.1
Appraisal/Help-seeking interval No delay 16 57.1
Delay 7 25.0
Unknown 5 17.9
Diagnostic interval No delay 13 46.4
Delay 12 42.9
Unknown 3 10.7