Retrospective Study
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World J Clin Cases. Jul 26, 2021; 9(21): 5850-5859
Published online Jul 26, 2021. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v9.i21.5850
Facilitators and barriers to colorectal cancer screening in an outpatient setting
Gbeminiyi Samuel, MaryKate Kratzer, Oghale Asagbra, Josef Kinderwater, Shiva Poola, Jennifer Udom, Karissa Lambert, Muna Mian, Eslam Ali
Gbeminiyi Samuel, Karissa Lambert, Eslam Ali, Division of Gastroenterology, East Carolina University/Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC 27834, United States
MaryKate Kratzer, Josef Kinderwater, Jennifer Udom, Muna Mian, Department of Internal Medicine, East Carolina University/Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC 27834, United States
Oghale Asagbra, Department of Health Services and Information Management, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27834, United States
Shiva Poola, Department of Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Brody School of Medicine/Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC 27834, United States
Author contributions: Samuel G contributed conceptualization, formal analysis, methodology, project administration and writing; Kratzer M contributed project administration, data curation and writing; Asagbra O contributed methodology, formal analysis and software; Kinderwater J, Poola S and Udom J contributed data curation; Lambert K contributed conceptualization and data curation; Mian M contributed supervision; Ali E contributed conceptualization and supervision.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the East Carolina University Institutional Review Board (approval No. UMCIRB 19-000848).
Informed consent statement: Due to the retrospective nature of this study, waiver for informed consent was approved.
Conflict-of-interest statement: There is no conflict of interest to report.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: MaryKate Kratzer, MD, Doctor, Department of Internal Medicine, East Carolina University/Vidant Medical Center, 2100 Stantonsburg Road, Greenville, NC 27834, United States.
Received: February 23, 2021
Peer-review started: February 23, 2021
First decision: April 18, 2021
Revised: May 7, 2021
Accepted: June 1, 2021
Article in press: June 1, 2021
Published online: July 26, 2021
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Core Tip

Core Tip: Only about 2 of 3 adults from ages 50 to 75 are up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening. Factors which influenced screening adherence included patient age, history of obstructive sleep apnea, clinic no-show rate and adherence to other health screening exams. Gender, ethnicity, tobacco use, and other common comorbid conditions did not correlate with the rate of colorectal cancer screening adherence.