Colorectal cancer screening of immigrants to Italy. Figures from the 2013 National Survey

Anna Turrin, Manuel Zorzi, Paolo Giorgi Rossi, Carlo Senore, Cinzia Campari, Chiara Fedato, Carlo Naldoni, Emanuela Anghinoni, Giuliano Carrozzi, Priscilla Sassoli de' Bianchi, Marco Zappa, Manuela Di Giacomo, Angelo Sigillito, Liliana Rizzo, Giovanna Luciano, Nora Coppola, Alessandra Barca, Gabriella Paoli, Luigina Bonelli, Liliana CoppolaLucia Di Furia, Giuseppe Cecere, Nereo Segnan, Antonio Fanolla, Silvano Piffer, Cinzia Annatea Germinario, Pierina Tanchis, Gabriella Dardanoni, Paola Mantellini, Mariadonata Giaimo, Gabriella Furfaro

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Background: Colorectal cancer screening programmes in Italy invite 50-69-year-old residents for a faecal immunochemical test every two years, regardless of their citizenship. Methods: The 2013 National Survey on Italian colorectal cancer screening programmes compared immigrants born in low- or middle-income countries with subjects who were born in Italy, by collecting aggregated data on compliance, faecal immunochemical test results, compliance with colonoscopy, detected lesions and stage at diagnosis separately for Italians and immigrants. Results: Overall, 85 screening programmes invited 3,292,451 subjects, of whom 192,629 had been born abroad (5.9%). Compliance with invitation was lower in immigrants (34.3% vs. 51.3% in Italians), with p.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-137
Number of pages6
JournalPreventive Medicine
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2015


  • Colorectal neoplasm
  • Immigrants
  • Mass screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology


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