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Table 1 Reported use of a self-test for 25 conditions, frequency of use and frequency of true home testing

From: Use of diagnostic self-tests on body materials among Internet users in the Netherlands: prevalence and correlates of use

Self-tests number % of self-testers (n = 1263) % of
total (n = 7919)
number (%b) true home tests
- diabetes 488 39 6.2 148 (30)
- cholesterol 431 34 5.4 106 (25)
- allergies 156 12 2.0 21 (14)
- urinary infection 150 12 1.9 31 (21)
- HIV infection 140 11 1.8 9 (6)
- anaemia 136 11 1.7 9 (7)
- ovulation 130 15* 2.5* 119 (92)
- Chlamydia 113 9 1.4 6 (5)
- glandular fever 106 8 1.3 17 (16)
- hepatitis B/C 92 7 1.2 4 (4)
- menopause/female fertility 86 10* 1.7* 65 (76)
- syphilis 67 5 0.8 2 (3)
- vaginal infection/Candida 61 7* 1.2* 8 (13)
- kidney diseases 53 4 0.7 19 (36)
- thyroid diseases 53 4 0.7 1 (2)
- influenza 43 3 0.5 9 (21)
- blood coagulation 42 3 0.5 6 (14)
- fertility male 30 8** 1.1** 6 (20)
- intestinal cancer 28 2 0.4 3 (11)
- prostate cancer 22 6** 0.8** 2 (9)
- test kit for specific diseasesa 22 2 0.3 3 (16)
- general test kita 20 2 0.3 3 (21)
- hereditary disease(s) 19 2 0.2 1 (7)
- helicobacter pylori 18 1 0.2 3 (17)
- lactose intolerance 14 1 0.2 3 (21)
- gluten intolerance 13 1 0.2 1 (8)
- loss of amniotic fluid 11 1* 0.2* 1 (9)
  1. * % of women
  2. ** % of men
  3. a multiple tests per kit
  4. b % of total number of respondents who reported to have used this specific self-test