18 Statistics on Colonoscopy Patients & Facilities

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Colon cancer screening is a top priority in the field of gastroenterology.

Here are 15 demographic statistics on the patients undergoing colonoscopy and three statistics on the type of facility where the procedure was performed from 2001 to 2005, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases' Burden of Digestive Diseases in the United States report.

Patient demographics

Age
•    20 to 29: 1.7 percent
•    30 to 39: 4 percent
•    40 to 49: 11.7 percent
•    50 to 59: 32.9 percent
•    60 to 69: 25.6 percent
•    70 to 79: 18.4 percent
•    80+: 5.9 percent

Race/ethnicity
•    Non-Hispanic White: 85.9 percent
•    Non-Hispanic Black: 6.4 percent
•    Hispanic: 5.3 percent
•    Asian/Pacific Islander: 1.5 percent
•    American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.8 percent
•    Multiracial Non-Hispanic: 0.2 percent  

Sex
•    Female: 49.6 percent
•    Male: 50.4 percent

Where was colonoscopy performed?

•    Ambulatory surgery center: 57.4 percent
•    Hospital: 40.9 percent
•    Office: 1.7 percent

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