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Table 1 Characteristics of the whole study population (N = 195) (left) and characteristics of participants who offered additional free text comments (n = 113) (right)

From: How do colorectal cancer patients rate their GP: a mixed methods study

Factors Whole cohort Free text comments
N = 195 % n = 113 %
Age
  < 40 4 2.1 3 2.7
 40–49 15 7.7 11 9.7
 50–59 30 15.4 20 17.7
 60–69 47 24.1 27 23.9
 70–79 66 33.8 40 35.4
 80+ 33 16.9 12 10.6
Ethnicity
 non-Māori 165 84.6 96 85.0
 Māori 29 14.9 17 15.0
 Unknown 1 0.5 0 0.0
Gender
 Male 109 55.9 58 51.3
 Female 86 44.1 55 48.7
Mode of diagnosis
 Through a GP 125 64.1 76 67.3
 Incidental finding 29 14.9 19 16.8
 Presentation to ED 29 14.9 14 12.4
 Other 12 6.2 4 3.5
Total diagnostic interval
  < 120 days 79 40.5 43 38.1
  > 120 days 104 53.3 67 59.3
 Unknown 12 6.2 3 2.7
Comorbidities
 0–1 156 80.0 94 83.2
 2+ 39 20.0 19 16.8
In the past 12 months, were you able to get an appointment within 24 h?
 Yes 73 37.4 57 50.4
 No 120 61.5 55 48.7
 Don’t know 2 1.0 1 0.9
Why couldn’t you get an appointment?
 There were no appointments 48 24.6 34 30.1
 GP I did not want to see 12 6.2 11 9.7
 No appointments/ GP I did not want to see 8 4.1 6 5.3
 Can’t always see the same GP/GP unavailable 5 2.6 2 1.8
 Another reason 2 1.0 4 3.5