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Table 3 Examinations during the last 12 months because of disease and before definite diagnosis (absolute frequency)

From: Guideline adherence and patient satisfaction in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disorders – an evaluation study

Examinations Diagnosis Total Frequency (because of disease)   Frequency (before diagnosing)  
    At no time 1 – 2 times 3 – 5 times More than 6 times Un-known N/A At no time 1 – 2 times 3 – 5 times More than 6 times Un-known N/A
Abdominal ultrasound CD 59 12 30 13 4    14 30 9 3 2 1
  UC 27 10 12 4    1 18 3 2 1 2 1
EGD CD 59 35 18 3    3 29 20 6 1 3  
  UC 27 21 5     1 22 3    1 1
Colonoscopy CD 59 19 31 8    1 21 30 6 1 1  
  UC 27 10 14 1 1   1 11 15     1
Rectoscopy CD 59 35 19 1   2 2 28 17 2 3 6 3
  UC 27 17 4 3   1 2 14 12     1
X-ray of chest CD 59 35 21   1   2 30 19 3   5 2
  UC 27 19 4 1   1 2 19 4 3    1
X-ray of stomach CD 59 39 16 1   1 2 30 19 4 1 5  
  UC 27 22 3   1   1 19 6    1 1
CT of chest CD 59 50 4    2 3 47 4    6 2
  UC 27 26      1 26      1
CT of stomach CD 59 42 12 1   2 2 50 4 2   3  
  UC 27 22 4     1 25 1     1
MRI of chest CD 59 55 1    1 2 55 1    2 1
  UC 27 24 1     2 16      1
MRI of stomach CD 59 47 9    1 2 53 4    1 1
  UC 27 21 5     1 26      1