Table 3

Tests of association between independent variables and self-reported STIs over the previous 12 months
Clinic (% of n) Self-reported STIs (% of category) P Community (% of n) Self-reported STIs (% of category) p
Age n = 445 n = 97 n = 323 n = 46
<30 154 (34.6) 33 (21.4) 0.95 104 (32.2) 15 (14.4) 0.26
30–39 128 (28.8) 29 (22.7) 69 (21.4) 14 (20.3)
40+ 163 (36.6) 35 (21.5) 150 (46.4) 17 (11.3)
Educational qualifications n = 418 n = 91 n = 288 n = 39
None 8 (1.9) 4 (50.0) 0.15 10 (3.5) 1 (10.0) 0.55
GCSEs/O-levels/Standards 72 (17.2) 14 (19.4) 37 (12.8) 9 (24.3)
A-levels/Highers 65 (15.6) 12 (18.5) 53 (18.4) 7 (13.2)
Vocational 8 (1.9) 3 (37.5) 11 (3.8) 1(9.1)
HNC or HND 24 (5.7) 9 (37.5) 18 (6.3) 3 (16.7)
Undergraduate degree 194 (46.4) 39 (20.1) 130 (45.1) 14 (10.8)
Postgraduate degree 47 (11.2) 10 (21.3) 29 (10.1) 4 (13.8)
Ethnicity n = 450 n = 100 n = 332 n = 50
White (UK) 357 (79.3) 80 (22.4) 0.73 257 (80.6) 32 (12.5) 0.06
White (Irish) 16 (3.6) 3 (18.8) 19 (6.0) 4 (21.1)
White (other) 45 (10.0) 8 (17.8) 34 (10.7) 7 (20.6)
All non-white 32 (7.1) 9 (28.1) 22 (0) 7 (31.8)
Employment status n = 444 n = 97 n = 324 n = 46
Employed 283 (63.7) 63 (22.3) 0.08 220 (67.9) 35 (15.9) 0.34
Self-employed 38 (8.6) 10 (26.3) 26 (8.0) 3(11.5)
Unemployed 50 (11.3) 13 (26.0) 35 (10.8) 4 (11.4)
Student 61(13.7) 9 (14.8) 15 (4.6) 2 (13.3)
Retired 12 (2.7) 2 (16.7) 28 (8.6) 2 (7.1)
Self-reported HIV status n = 385 n = 89 0.11 n = 253 n = 23 0.93
HIV negative 246 (63.9) 56 (22.8) 235 (92.9) 19 (8.1)
HIV positive 139 (36.1) 33 (23.7) 18 (7.1) 4 (22.2)
Number of UAI partners n = 445 n = 97 n = 296 n = 31
0 219 (49.2) 30 (13.7) <0.001 172 (58.1) 12 (7.0) <0.001
1 129 (29.0) 28 (21.7) 80 (27.0) 7 (8.8)
2–4 78 (17.5) 27 (34.6) 25 (8.4) 9 (36.0)
5–10 10 (2.2) 6 (60.0) 7 (2.4) 1 (14.3)
>10 9 (2.0) 6 (66.7) 12 (4.1) 2 (16.7)

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Goodall et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:747   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-747

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