Table 1

A description and comparison of the index patients in the pre-intervention and intervention phases

CharacteristicPre-intervention % (n)Intervention % (n)p Value
*No sex differences were observed for these variables.
Sex: female55% (82)64% (118)0.08
Age (mean)*25 years25 years0.91
Education: at least 10 years of schooling*66% (99)64% (118)0.67
Employed*34% (47)27% (45)0.19
More than 1 sex partner in last 3 months
    Women12% (10)11% (13)0.83
    Men55% (36)54% (35)0.94
Number of contact cards taken: mean (SD)
    Women0.88 (0.48)0.94 (0.50)0.38
    Men1.55 (1.12)1.46 (1.17)0.65
Symptoms:
    Women
        Discharge73% (69)67% (92)0.37
        Genital ulcers20% (19)18% (25)0.74
    Men
        Discharge62% (45)51% (41)0.20
        Genital ulcers49% (36)21% (17)<0.001
Experienced symptoms before*46% (67)46% (83)0.10
Talked with partner about problem before clinic visit*55% (82)53% (97)0.62