Table 1

Sample characteristics of women diagnosed with C trachomatis and followed for repeat infection (n=183)

CharacteristicValue
Baseline demographic and sexual risk history variables
Age (years)
 15–1986 (47.0%)
 ≥2097 (53.0%)
Race
 African-American102 (55.7%)
 Latina43 (23.5%)
 White27 (14.8%)
 Other11 (6.0%)
Age at first intercourse (years)15.5±2.1
Lifetime number of sex partners
 1–354 (29.5%)
 4–768 (37.2%)
 ≥861 (33.3%)
Sex partners in past 3 months (before baseline)
 ≤1121 (66.1%)
 ≥262 (33.9%)
Previous lifetime STI diagnosis
 Yes78 (42.6%)
 No105 (57.4%)
STI-related symptoms or concern at time of diagnosis
 Yes74 (40.4%)
 No109 (59.6%)
Post-diagnosis behaviours and repeat diagnoses
Sexual activity during follow-up period
 Yes154 (84.2%)
 No29 (15.8)
Any sex without a condom during follow-up period
 Yes72 (39.3%)
 No111 (60.7%)
Continued sex with a baseline partner not known to be treated
 Yes38 (20.8%)
 No145 (79.2%)
New sex partner during follow-up period
 Yes68 (37.2%)
 No115 (62.8%)
Sex with a partner not known to be monogamous
 Yes63 (33.4%)
 No120 (66.6%)
  • Values are number (%) or mean±SD.

  • STI, sexually transmitted infection.