Table 1

Mean HIV testing rate per 10 000 residents ≥15 years and comparison between GPs and SHCs in five regions in the Netherlands, total and by sex and age category, 2011–2018

GP*SHCGP vs SHC
Mean HIV testing rate (n per 10 000)Mean HIV testing rate (n per 10 000)RR (95% CI)†
Very highly urbanised regions
Amsterdam
 Total1783780.47 (0.44 to 0.50)
 Men1954530.43 (0.39 to 0.46)
 Women1633060.53 (0.49 to 0.57)
 15–29 years2088500.24 (0.20 to 0.28)
 30–44 years2683570.75 (0.71 to 0.79)
 45–59 years1441431.00 (0.94 to 1.07)
 60+ years43301.42 (1.29 to 1.55)
Rotterdam
 Total1231221.01 (0.97 to 1.05)
 Men1241540.81 (0.76 to 0.86)
 Women122911.34 (1.28 to 1.40)
 15–29 years2092980.70 (0.65 to 0.75)
 30–44 years1791221.47 (1.40 to 1.54)
 45–59 years74381.94 (1.82 to 2.05)
 ≥60 years1682.12 (1.87 to 2.37)
Moderately urbanised region
Maastricht
 Total831040.80 (0.72 to 0.88)
 Men881160.76 (0.65 to 0.87)
 Women79930.84 (0.73 to 0.96)
 15–29 years1562880.54 (0.44 to 0.65)
 30–44 years140861.62 (1.45 to 1.80)
 45–59 years52421.25 (1.02 to 1.47)
 ≥60 years1381.67 (1.24 to 2.10)
Low urbanised region
Twente
 Total28500.57 (0.50 to 0.64)
 Men29610.48 (0.38 to 0.57)
 Women28380.72 (0.62 to 0.82)
 15–29 years481280.38 (0.28 to 0.48)
 30–44 years52580.90 (0.79 to 1.02)
 45–59 years20270.73 (0.57 to 0.90)
 ≥60 years340.62 (0.22 to 1.02)
Rural region
North Netherlands‡
 Total28300.93 (0.88 to 0.97)
 Men27320.86 (0.79 to 0.92)
 Women29291.00 (0.93 to 1.07)
 15–29 years56910.62 (0.55 to 0.68)
 30–44 years48281.72 (1.63 to 1.81)
 45–59 years18151.22 (1.10 to 1.34)
 ≥60 years321.35 (1.07 to 1.64)
  • *GP test data were corrected for estimated HIV test data coverage per region.

  • †Reference: SHC.

  • ‡2015 data were missing for this region and not included in the calculations.

  • GP, general practitioner; RR, rate ratio; SHC, sexual health centre.