Table 2

Summary of home-based screening outcomes by program type
Program type Tests Participation rate Specimen return rate Testing rate CT positivity
Total, median, IQR Median, IQR Median, IQR Median, IQR Median, IQR
Outreach programs 13717, 793, 402-3608 83.0%, 82.3-87.8 96.5%, 91.7-99.4 76.1%, 70.7-82.3 2.0%, 1.5-3.6
(n=7) (n=5) (n=6) (n=5) (n=5)
PTK on invitation acceptance 46225, 657, 105-2580 37.1%, 17.3-65.1 78.9%, 68.3-86.0 18.1%, 12.8-36.2 2.0%, 1.0-4.2
(n=7) (n=4) (n=5) (n=6) (n=7)
PTK along with invitation 15126,1296, 486-4731 32.9%, 28.8-34.8 28.8%, 23.9-28.8 4.6%, 2.6-5.1
(n=5) (n=5) (n=5) (n=5)
PTK without invitation 2666, 709, 279-1055 31.8%, 26.5-47.4 9.1%, 5.2-12.8
(n=4) (n=4) (n=3)
PTK with in-person invitation 341, 37, 5-166 46.4%, 34.7-66.7 21.4%, 19.7-87.5 9.1%, 7.4-58.3 1.5%, 0-9.1
(n=4) (n=3) (n=3) (n=3) (n=3)
PTK with pick-up 1167, 285, 83-799 18.6%, 12.1-20.2 5.4%, 1.8-9.0
(n=3) (n=3) (n=2)
Multiple strategies 2391, 1196, 96-2295 9.2%, 7.3-11.1
(n=2) (n=2)
Overall 81633, 550, 168-1368 68.9%, 40.6-82.6 51.4%, 22.0-87.5 28.8%, 12.8-65.6 3.6%, 1.7-7.3

CT, Chlamydia trachomatis; IQR, inter-quartile range; PTK, postal test kit.

Jamil et al.

Jamil et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:189   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-189

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