Table 1

Results of lower gastrointestinal investigations: a comparison of barium enema and colonoscopy

DiagnosisBarium enema (n=50)Colonoscopy (n=15)p Value
NA, not appropriate.
Diverticular disease2440.24
Colonic polyps130.05
Colonic carcinoma310.6
Normal investigations1250.89
Angiodysplasia01NA
Did not attend70NA
Inflammatory stricture10NA
Technically difficult110.4
Results unobtainable10NA
Total5015