Multiple regression analysis of factors in diagnosis of colorectal cancer Academic Article uri icon


  • Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a common gastrointestinal malignancy. Early diagnosis can provide an effective way of treatment, which can lead to a better prognosis. Aims: To investigate the association between different clinical characteristics and diagnosis of CRC. Methods: A total of 198 CRC patients who had undergone colonoscopy from September 2008 to December 2009 in Huadong Hospital were collected. Association between different clinical characteristics with diagnosis of CRC was analyzed by regression analysis. Results: Aging, male and bloody stool were the important predictors of CRC. Abdominal pain also was an essential clue of CRC, but change in bowel habits was not a predictor of CRC. Conclusions: The male elderly with bloody stool should be prescribed with colonoscopy to rule out the presence of CRC.

published proceedings

  • Chinese Journal of Gastroenterology

author list (cited authors)

  • Zou, J., Bao, Z., Zheng, S., Yang, J., Ji, D., & Xiang, P.

complete list of authors

  • Zou, J||Bao, Z||Zheng, S||Yang, J||Ji, D||Xiang, P

publication date

  • June 2010