Table 1

Baseline characteristics of the people in the intervention period compared with the before period (excludes non-NSW residents, travellers and sex workers)

Baseline characteristicsIntervention period (n=343)Before period (n=338)χ2 Test, p value
Tested within 1–4 months, n(%)92 (26.8)71 (21.0)0.08
Client status, n(%) 0.03
 New patient271 (79.0)231 (72.3)
 Existing patients74 (21.6)97 (28.7)
Age group (years), n(%) <0.01
 <2037 (10.8)12 (3.6)
 20–24122 (35.6)98 (29.0)
 25–2986 (25.1)119 (35.2)
 30+98 (28.6)109 (32.3)
Median age (IQR)25 (22–31)27 (24–32)<0.01
Area of residence, n(%) 0.54
 Metropolitan337 (98.2)334 (98.8)
 Not metropolitan6 (1.8)4 (1.2)
Country of birth, n(%) 0.16
 Australia89 (25.9)104 (30.8)
 Other254 (74.1)234 (69.2)
Risk group, n(%) 0.14
 Heterosexual men192 (56.0)208 (61.5)
 Women151 (44.0)130 (38.5)
Number of sex partners in the last 3 months, n(%) <0.01
 0 or 1124 (36.1)150 (44.4)
 261 (17.8)77 (22.8)
 3 or more106 (30.9)90 (26.6)
 Missing52 (15.2)21 (6.2)
Condom use in the last 3 months, n(%) 0.46
 Inconsistent283 (82.5)286 (84.6)
 Always60 (17.5)52 (15.4)
Anogenital symptoms, n(%) 0.01
 Yes162 (47.2)127 (37.6)
 No181 (52.8)211 (62.4)