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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of patients with STD/RTI syndromes who sought care in private and public sectors

From: Setting up a surveillance system for sexually transmitted diseases in the general population with prospective data collection from private-practice and public-practice doctors in Hong Kong

  No. of patients seen by General Practitioners
(N = 660)
No. of patients seen by Obstetrics & Gynecology specialists
(N = 81)
No. of patients seen by Dermatology & Venereology specialists
(N = 100)
No. of patients seen by all private-practice doctors
(N = 841)
No. of patients seen by public-practice SHC doctors†
(N = 2,311)
χ2
(private vs. public)
  n % n % n % n % n % p-value
Gender            
   Male 326 49.4 3 3.7 90 90.0 419 49.8 1886 81.6 <0.001
   Female 326 49.4 78 96.3 10 10.0 414 49.2 422 18.3  
   Missing 8 1.2 0 0.0 0 0.0 8 1.0 3 0.1  
Age group            
   <18 4 0.6 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 0.5 11 0.5 <0.001
   18-30 174 26.4 30 37.0 14 14.0 218 25.9 492 21.3  
   31-40 223 33.8 28 34.6 30 30.0 281 33.4 482 20.9  
   41-50 161 24.4 17 21.0 28 28.0 206 24.5 514 22.2  
   >50 82 12.4 3 3.7 28 28.0 113 13.4 666 28.3  
   Missing 16 2.4 3 3.7 0 0.0 19 2.3 146 6.3  
  1. Data on 1 particular day were missing in 2 male SHC doctors: estimates for that day were made by entering the average of the 14-days data of the 2 particular SHC.
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