Table 3

Response characteristics (n=3358)

CharacteristicTotalCommGPGUMCASHp Value
Percentage of total33582.5%3.5%70.5%23.5%
Mean age in years (SD)25.9 (9.4)2%30.8 (8.8)25.4 (7.0)27.4 (9.9)21.4 (6.0)<0.001*
Sexual preference2%
 Prefer not to say1%2%0%1%0%<0.001
Highest qualification2%
 GCSE/O level25%16%11%21%41%
 A level24%27%23%24%25%
 NVQ/City & Guilds5%5%3%6%3%
No. of previous STI tests3%
Previous STI treatments3%
Believes has STI symptoms6%
Completed DCE questions29 8591%
  • Some numbers do not sum exactly to 3358 or 100% due to missing values and/or rounding.

  • * Kruskal–Wallis.

  • χ2; Comm, community; CASH, contraceptive advice and sexual health service; GUM, genitourinary medicine; GP, general practice.

  • DCE, discrete choice experiment; STI, sexually transmitted infection.