Factors associated with knowledge of colorectal cancer: A population-based study of 2,400 Chinese individuals [Poster presentation]
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AbstractBackground and Aim:
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers worldwide. Its screening is an important preventive strategy, yet its uptake rates remained suboptimal. This study examined the knowledge level of CRC and its association with sociodemographic factors among Chinese elderly population.

Methods:
A population-based telephone survey was conducted among 2,400 residents aged between 61–76 years in Hong Kong. Data on social-demographic factors and their knowledge of CRC symptoms, risk factors, and screening were collected. The level of knowledge was categorized as high, middle, and low. Binary logistic regression was conducted to identify the factors associated with knowledge level of CRC.

Results:
The knowledge level of CRC risk factors was suboptimal (low: 55.3%) when compared with that of its symptoms (low: 32.4%) and screening (low: 5.0%). Individuals with older age (71–76 years; AOR: 2.23, 95% CI = 1.28–3.88), higher education level (at tertiary or above: AOR: 1.34, 95% CI = 1.00–1.80), and lower income level (AOR: 1.27, 95% CI = 1.00–1.59) were associated with a higher knowledge level of CRC risk factors (Table 1). However, no association was observed between these factors and the knowledge level of CRC symptoms and its screening.

Conclusion:
We identified a relatively low knowledge level of CRC risk factors, especially for those at younger age, lower education
level, and higher income level. These individuals represent target groups for education on CRC knowledge. Future research should examine the reasons of these significant associations and devise tailored educational programs.
All Author(s) ListHuang JJ, Huang JLW, Wang JX, Leung C, Choi P, Pang T, Lok V, Wong MCS
Name of ConferenceAsia Pacific Digestive Week (APDW) 2018 Connecting Excellence on Gastroenterology & Hepatology in Asia Pacific
Start Date of Conference15/11/2018
End Date of Conference18/11/2018
Place of ConferenceSeoul
Country/Region of ConferenceSouth Korea
Proceedings TitleJournal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Year2018
Month11
Volume Number33
Issue NumberSuppl 4
PublisherWiley
PagesS517 - S517
ISSN0815-9319
LanguagesEnglish-United States
Keywordscolorectal cancer, screening, knowledge, Chinese

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