Table 1

Demographic profile of Japanese non-sex worker female STI clinic attendees compared with population-based female controls

STI* clinic attendees (n = 145)

Population-based controls (n = 956)



Characteristic

n

%

n

%

p value†


Age at survey

< 0.001§

18-19

19

13.1

18

1.9

20-29

96

66.2

225

23.5

30-39

26

17.9

353

36.9

40-50

4

2.8

360

37.7

Missing

0

0

0

0

Mean(SD*)

25.0(5.9)

36.1(8.7)

Median

23

36

Employment

< 0.001

Self-employed

7

4.8

86

9.0

Management

0

0

6

0.6

Employee

88

60.7

467

48.8

Unemployed, full time student

40

27.6

57

6.0

Housewife

5

3.4

326

34.1

Missing

5

3.4

14

1.5

Marital status

< 0.001

Married

21

14.5

746

78.0

Not married

123

84.8

201

21.0

Missing

1

0.7

9

0.9

Education level

0.43

High school or below

66

45.5

471

49.3

College/university or above

79

54.5

482

50.4

Missing

0

0

3

0.3

HIV/STI-related knowledge score

<0.001§

Mean(SD)

11.9(3.0)

9.6(3.6)

Median

12

10


* STI, sexually transmitted infection; SD, standard deviation

p values for chi-square test unless otherwise noted

¶Score for HIV/STI-related knowledge is the total number of 18 questions answered correctly.

§P values for Student's t-test

Ono-Kihara et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:106   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-106

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