Characteristics of French people using organised colorectal cancer screening. Analysis of the 2010 French Health, Healthcare and Insurance Survey

Publié le 1 Juillet 2013
Mis à jour le 09 Septembre 2019

Objective. To analyse relationships between socio-demographic characteristics, healthcare access, and behaviour with regard to participation in organised colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. Methods. We analysed a subset of 2,276 individuals from a cross-sectional population-based survey of French households in 2010. The outcome was participation in CRC screening using multiple logistic regression. The studied variables included socio-demographic characteristics, healthcare access-related variables, and health or perceived health. Results. Age, living in a pilot district for CRC screening, and having a private additional insurance were associated with participation in CRC screening for both genders. In men, other characteristics were associated: not having 100% coverage for medical fees for a long-term disease, having consulted a medical specialist in the last 12 months, and not smoking. In women, other cancer screening behaviours were associated with participation in CRC screening. Results also showed that 81.4% of individuals, who did not have a Hemoccult® test, consulted a GP in the last 12 months. Conclusions. Despite efforts made, results confirmed that CRC screening differed among socioeconomic groups. GPs should be encouraged to systematically recommend CRC screening to their patients fitting the criteria of the organised CRC screening programme and further investigation is required to optimise information strategies targeting GPs. (R.A.)

Auteur : Fon Sing M, Leuraud K, Duport N
Preventive medicine, 2013, vol. 57, n°. 1, p. 65-8