Table 2

 Time to diagnosis and treatment for patients with genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection

Number (%)
Text group (n = 28)Standard group (n = 21)p Value
SD, standard deviation ;IQR, interquartile range.
*p Value using unpaired t test.
†p Value using Mann-Whitney U test.
Gender female27 (96.4)20 (95.2)0.835
Race
    White British11 (39.3)6 (28.6)
    White other5 (17.9)5 (23.8)
    Black British4 (14.3)4 (19.0)
    Black other4 (14.3)1 (4.8)
    Other3 (10.7)5 (23.8)
    Not known1 (3.6)0 (0.0)
Mean age, years (SD)24.8 [3.9)27.2 [8.6)0.227*
Mean time to diagnosis, days (SD) (range)7.9 (3.6) (4–23)12.5 (4.5) (6–20)<0.001*
Median time from contact to treatment, days (range)1 (IQR 0–3) (0–20)1 (0 to 2) (0–15)0.756†
Median time from test to treatment, days (range)9 (IQR 7–14) (4–27)15 (9 to 18) (7–35)0.005†