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Marriage has an effect on endoscopy uptake

Added: Monday 29 October 2012

A study carried out in the United States finds that married people are more likely to comply with recommendations to undergo a screening colorectal endoscopy. However, this difference was only present among people who are not poor. Among poor people, marital status made no difference to the likelihood of having undergone a colorectal exam. The researchers recommend that more work is done to improve the uptake of this potentially life-saving screening by unmarried people.