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Table 1 Evaluation of patients’ self-perceived occupational exposures and concordance with exposures assessed by the occupational physician

From: A pilot study about infertile men’s awareness of their reprotoxic exposures and the intervention of occupational medicine to assess them

Questions Answers
Self-perceived reprotoxic exposure (3 groups) Yes n = 8 (16 %) 2 policemen; 1 fireman; 1 dentist; 1 bus driver; 1 barman; 1 cook; 1 bricklayer. I don’t know n = 7 (15 %) 2 administrative employees; 1 technician; 1 student; 1 member of the army; 1 merchant; 1 artist. No n = 34 (69 %)
Reprotoxic exposure assessed by the interview with occupational physician in each group n = 8 - 5 physical occupational exposures (4 excessive heat; 2 vibrations; 1 ionizing radiations). - 7 chemical occupational exposures (3 PAH; 2 gas & fumes; 2 passive tobacco smoke; 2 solvents; 1 heavy metals; 1 colorants; 1 atmospheric pollution). n = 4 5 physical occupational exposures (3 excessive heat; 1 vibrations). n = 19 - 16 physical occupational exposures (12 excessive heat; 5 vibrations) - 9 chemical occupational exposures (6 gas & fumes; 5 PAHs; 4 solvents; 2 colorants; 2 cement; 1 pesticides; 1 heavy metals).
Concordance between self-perceived and assessed reprotoxic exposure in each group 8/8 = 100 % - 15/34 = 44 %