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Table 3 Number and percentage of 180 Dutch medical students who performed procedures associated with an increased risk of exposure to bloodborne viral infection during an elective abroad.

From: Health risks encountered by Dutch medical students during an elective in the tropics and the quality and comprehensiveness of pre-and post-travel care

HIV prevalence rate 1-5% (n= 77) 5-15% (n= 23) > 15% (n= 25)
Activity n (%)    
   Obstetric practice 48 (62) 11 (48) 3 (12)
   Surgical practice 57 (74) 9 (39) 8 (32)
   Suturing 42 (55) 5 (22) 9 (36)
   Phlebotomy 33 (43) 5 (22) 11 (44)
   Any of the above 66 (86) 14 (61) 15 (60)
   None of the above 11 (14) 9 (39) 10 (40)
  1. Results stratified by adult HIV prevalence rates in the country where the elective was carried out.