Table 4. Demographic characteristics of patients who responded to questionnaire
CharacteristicVariablen (%)aMissing, n (%)
SexMale514 (45.4)20 (1.7)
Female617 (54.6)
Age, years, and sex25–39 (Male : Female)13 : 15 (1.1 : 1.3)10 (0.9)
40–64 (Male : Female)199 : 254 (17.4 : 22.3)
≥65 (Male : Female)296 : 364 (25.9 : 31.9)
Preferred languageEnglish1072 (94.9)21 (1.8)
Other58 (5.1)
Ethnic groupWhite985 (88.0)32 (2.8)
Non-white134 (12.0)
Previous stool test experience?Yes825 (71.7)1 (0.09)
No325 (28.3)
Deprivation indexIMD 1–5 (more deprived)509 (47.4)78 (6.8)
IMD 6–10 (less deprived)564 (52.6)
  • aPercentage calculated from the total number of responses for each category. IMD = Index of Multiple Deprivation.