Table 1

Baseline characteristics of participants

Intervention group (n=244)Control group (n=284)
Gender
 Female130 (53.3%)142 (50.0%)
 Male113 (46.3%)141 (49.6%)
 Transgender1 (<1%)1 (<1%)
Mean age in years 21.3 (3.5)21.3 (3.6)
Age group (years)
 16–1996 (39.3%)118 (41.5%)
 20–2496 (39.3%)110 (38.7%)
 25–3052 (21.3%)56 (19.7%)
Sexual orientation
 MSM14 (5.7%)21 (7.4%)
 Other224 (91.8%)258 (90.8%)
 Refused6 (2.5%)5 (1.8%)
Partners in last 12 months
 1111 (45.5%)123 (43.3%)
 2 or more133 (54.5%)161 (56.7%)
Ethnic group
 White/white British176 (72.1%)194 (68.3%)
 Black/black British18 (7.4%)25 (8.8%)
 Asian/Asian British33 (13.5%)34 (12.0%)
 Mixed/multiple ethnicity14 (5.7%)26 (9.2%)
 Other3 (1.2%)5 (1.8%)
  • Data are n (%) or mean (SD).

  • The sociodemographic characteristics of ‘never’ and ‘ever’ testers within the full RCT sample are presented in online supplementary file 2.

  • RCT, randomised controlled trial.