Table 2

Characteristics and events for patients with and without mental health problems.

Rectal bleedingPostmenopausal bleeding
Characteristic/eventMental health problems n = 606 (%)No mental health problems n = 28 401(%)Mental health problems n = 229 (%)No mental health problems n = 9893 (%)
Female340 (56.1)14 736 (51.9)229 (100.0)9893 (100.0)
Age, median (interquartile range)55 (42 to 69)54 (40 to 69)57 (53 to 65)58 (54 to 67)
Living in most deprived area (quintile 5)152 (25.1)5092 (17.9)56 (24.5)1388 (14.0)
Obesea110 (18.2)4086 (14.4)70 (30.6)1936 (19.6)
Current smoker173 (28.5)5262 (18.5)51 (22.3)1394 (14.1)
Used HRT in last 12 months71 (31.0)2946 (29.8)
Used tamoxifen in last 12 months9 (3.9)404 (4.1)
Events in following 2 years
Relevant referral/investigation137 (22.6)5928 (20.9)102 (44.5)3953 (40.0)
Relevant cancer9 (1.5)636 (2.2)3 (1.3)167 (1.7)
Relevant surgery2 (0.3)250 (0.9)6 (2.6)369 (3.7)
  • a Body mass index ≥30kg/m2. HRT = hormone replacement therapy.