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Table 2 Follow-up behaviour based on the test result

From: How do people respond to self-test results? A cross-sectional survey

Action (%) No further action Consulted doctor Consulted other health professional Changed lifestyle Comple-
mentary medicine
Self-medication Searched for more information Consulted friends/family Other
All self-tests          
- normal (N = 411) 78.1** 5.8** 1.0** 4.9** 1.0** 0.5** 3.9** 8.0* 3.4
- abnormal (N = 108) 9.3 72.2 8.3 18.5 7.4 10.2 17.6 17.6 2.8
Diabetes          
- normal (N = 86) 76.7 8.1 3.5 5.8 0 1.2 4.7 7.0 2.3
- abnormal (N = 20) 15.0 80.0 20.0 25.0 5.0 5.0 15.0 10.0 0
Kidney disease          
- normal (N = 104) 92.3 1.9 0 0 0 0 0 3.8 1.9
- abnormal (N = 6) 33.3 50.0 0 0 0 0 16.7 33.3 16.7
Cholesterol          
- normal (N = 97) 79.4 7.2 0 5.2 0 0 7.2 9.3 2.1
- abnormal (N = 20) 5.0 80.0 10.0 35.0 5.0 0 10.0 10.0 0
Urinary tract infection          
- normal (N = 22) 63.6 13.6 4.5 13.6 9.1 0 0 9.1 0
- abnormal (N = 35) 5.7 85.7 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 0
Chlamydia          
- normal (N = 39) 69.2 0 0 7.7 0 0 0 15.4 7.7
- abnormal (N = 3) 33.3 33.3 0 0 0 0 33.3 33.3 33.3
HIV          
- normal (N = 18) 72.2 0 0 11.1 5.6 0 5.6 16.7 5.6
- abnormal (N = 1) 0 100 0 100 0 0 100 100 0
Allergies          
- normal (N = 12) 58.3 8.3 0 8.3 8.3 0 16.7 25.0 0
- abnormal (N = 7) 0 14.3 14.3 57.1 42.9 57.1 57.1 42.9 14.3
  1. * P = 0.003
  2. ** P < 0.001