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Table 2 Patients’ baseline characteristics and diagnostic pathways

From: Use of diagnostic tests and the appropriateness of the treatment decision in patients with suspected urinary tract infection in primary care in Denmark – observational study

  No culture (n = 54) Culture performed in practice (n = 317) Culture performed at hospital (n = 117)
Prevalence confirmed UTI 29(54) 170(46) 62(52)
Uncomplicated UTI 38(70) 191(60) 41(34)
Women 51(94) 293(92) 110(94)
Younger patients (<=64 years) 41(76) 218(69) 88(75)
Number of days with symptoms (Median-IQR) 2(1;4) 2(1;5) 2(1;4)
Signs & Symptoms
 Dysuria 38(70) 214(67) 88(75)
 Frequency 38(70) 211(66) 84(72)
 Urgency 24(44) 152(48) 73(62)
 Suprapubic pain 17(31) 85(27) 45(38)
 Dysuria and frequency 25(46) 149(47) 62(52)
 Dysuria and urgency 17(31) 106(33) 57(49)
 Dysuria and suprapubic pain 11(20) 57(18) 32(27)
 Flank pain 4(7) 53(17) 17(14)
 Genital symptoms 4(7) 30(9) 16(13)
 Reported Fever 1(2) 27(8) 9(7)
 Offensive smell 6(11) 57(18) 26(22)
 Macrohematuria 4(7) 31(10) 17(15)
 UTI within 4 weeks 0 18(6) 14(12)
 Othera 6(11) 27(8) 15(13)
 Anamnestic scoreb 2(2;3) 3(2;4) 3(2;4)
  1. Figures are n (%), if not marked otherwise a Signs and symptoms not listed in the questionnaire
  2. bMedian IQR (Interquartile range) of signs, symptoms and anamnesis of previous UTI (Score 1 to 11)