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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants in the CIRIS study compared with the background Australian population of 16 to 25 year old women.

From: Maximising retention in a longitudinal study of genital Chlamydia trachomatis among young women in Australia

Variable Study sample (95% CI1) Background Australian population of 16 to 25 year old women
COB [7]   
Not Aust born 11.5 (9.6, 13.5) 21.6
Aust born 88.5 (86.5, 90.4) 78.4
Indigenous status [7]   
Not indigenous 97.7 (96.6, 98.5) 97.9
Indigenous 2.3 (1.5, 3.4) 2.12
Education[7]   
Up to year 12 56.1 (53.1, 59.1) 79.1
Tertiary 43.9 (40.9, 46.9) 20.9
Employment[7]   
Unemployed/Not working 38.5 (35.6, 41.5) 40.4
Employed 61.5 (58.5, 64.4) 59.6
Number of. sexual partners 12 months prior to baseline[9]   
0 - 2 67.3 (64.3, 70.1) 95
3 - 4 19.6 (17.3, 22.2) 6.5
5+ 13.1 (11.1, 15.3) 3.0
  1. 1 95% confidence interval, 2South Eastern Australia.