Table 5

Behavioural characteristics of those tested for chlamydia in the past year, by location of test—men

 Characteristics of men reporting a chlamydia test in the past yearMultinomial regression analysis
Tested in sexual health (GUM) clinicTested in GPTested in other settingsTested in GP
vs GUM
Tested in other settings
vs GUM
%95% CI%95% CI%95% CIRRR95% CIRRR95% CI
Number of partners*, past year
Same-sex partner(s), past year11.68.1––––0.570.250.12–0.51
Unsafe sex†, past year14.010.3–––13.80.450.23–0.890.650.38–1.12
Concurrency in past year‡29.423.1–36.618.212.3–25.919.413.8–26.70.530.30–0.930.580.34–0.98
New partners from outside UK§, past 5 years27.321.7–33.722.115.7–30.313.89.9–18.80.760.45–1.280.430.26–0.69
A sexual partner was concurrent, past 5 years (yes/probably)61.955.3–68.058.849.4–67.645.638.7–52.70.880.56–1.400.520.35–0.76
Denominator (unwt, wt)295, 243151, 121293, 220
  • Denominator is those aged 16–44 years reporting at least one partner in the past year.

  • *Opposite and/or same-sex partners.

  • †Defined as two or more partners in the past year and not used a condom in the past year.

  • ‡Overlap between any of three most recent partners in the past year.

  • §Includes partners acquired when abroad and when in the UK.

  • ¶Denominator is smaller for some analyses due to missing data: 3 men had missing data for number of partners, 4 for unsafe sex, 60 for concurrency and 24 for partners' concurrency.

  • GP, general practice; GUM, genitourinary medicine; RRR, unadjusted relative risk ratio for testing in GP/other settings, compared with testing in GUM; unwt, unweighted denominator; wt, weighted denominator.