Table 2

Preferred location to seek diagnosis or treatment for a suspected STI (hypothetical) among 16–44 year olds reporting unsafe sex within the past year, by sex and SHC attendance

MenWomen
SHC attendanceSHC attendance
Within the last yearAttended but not within the last yearNever attendedTotalWithin the last yearAttended but not within the last yearNever attendedTotal
15.6%20.5%63.9%100.0%22.8%23.7%53.4%100.0%
(13.1% to 18.5%)(17.4% to 24.0%)(59.7% to 67.8%)(19.9% to 26.0%)(21.0% to 26.7%)(49.9% to 56.9%)
Place would first go to seek diagnosis/treatment for a suspected STI
 General practice surgery22.0%26.0%65.1%50.4%16.5%38.7%77.1%54.1%
(15.7% to 29.9%)(19.3% to 34.1%)(59.8% to 70.1%)(46.1% to 54.6%)(11.8% to 22.7%)(32.3% to 45.6%)(72.6% to 81.0%)(50.6% to 57.6%)
 Sexual health clinic (GUM clinic)75.3%70.3%26.2%42.9%77.3%55.2%13.5%38.0%
(67.1% to 82.0%)(62.1% to 77.4%)(21.8% to 31.2%)(38.7% to 47.2%)(70.7% to 82.9%)(48.4% to 61.9%)(10.2% to 17.6%)(34.5% to 41.6%)
 Retail/other* 0.3%1.5%4.7%3.3%0.5%1.1%1.8%1.3%
(0.0% to 1.9%)(0.5% to 4.8%)(2.7% to 8.1%)(2.0% to 5.6%)(0.1% to 3.4%)(0.3% to 3.5%)(0.9% to 3.6%)(0.7% to 2.4%)
 Community clinic and other medical†2.5%2.1%4.0%3.4%5.6%4.9%7.7%6.6%
(0.9% to 6.5%)(0.8% to 5.7%)(2.4% to 6.6%)(2.2% to 5.1%)(3.3% to 9.5%)(2.7% to 8.9%)(5.6% to 10.3%)(5.1% to 8.4%)
Denominators
 Unweighted1391674547602602665461072
 Weighted102134418655142148333623
  • *Retail includes: internet site offering treatment (1.3% men, 0.7% women), pharmacy/chemist (0.6% men, 0.2% women) as well as ‘somewhere else’ (1.5% men, 0.4% women).

  • †Community clinic and other medical includes: NHS FP clinic/contraceptive clinic/reproductive health clinic (2.0% men, 4.5% women), NHS antenatal clinic/midwife (0.4% men, 0.4% women), private non-NHS clinic or doctor (0.1% men, 0.8% women), youth advisory clinic, for example, Brook Clinic (0.3% men, 0.9% women) and hospital accident and emergency A&E department (0.6% men, 0.0% women).

  • GUM, genitourinary medicine, SHC, sexual health clinic.