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Table 1 Descriptive results of the study variables (n = 120)

From: Routine dipstick urinalysis in daily practice of Belgian occupational physicians

Variables n % Internal OHS (n) External OHS (n)
  120 100 20 100
Gender    
Men 62 52% 15 47
Women 58 48% 5 53
Who reads the tests a    
Nurse 110 85% 17 93
Doctor 6 5% 3 3
Automatic device 6 5% 0 6
Nurse and automatic device 7 5% 0 7
Screening for haematuria    
Yes 108 90% 16 92
No 12 10% 4 8
Who is screened    
All workers 83 69% 19 64
All except low risk 37 31% 1 36
Those at-risk 0 0% 0 0
Presence of protocol    
Yes 100 83% 18 82
No 18 15% 2 16
No idea 2 2% 0 2
Positive haematuria b    
Correct answer 55 48% 10 45
Not correct 59 52% 8 51
Positive proteinuria c    
Correct answer 55 46% 8 47
Not correct 65 54% 12 53
Referral after positive test    
Yes 69 57% 7 62
No 12 10% 5 7
If presence of risk factors 39 33% 8 31
  1. a more than one answer possible.
  2. b n = 114 : 6 physicians did not test for heme; dipstick positive at equal or greater than 1+.
  3. c dipstick positive at equal or greater than 1+.