Skip to main content

Table 1 Attitudes of stakeholders in STI surveillance schemes in Wales towards perceived importance of and responsibility for investigating STI outbreaks – contrasted by efforts of identifying these outbreaks.

From: Identifying outbreaks of sexually transmitted infection: who cares?

Health Profession Participation Investigating STI outbreaks is important* Am responsible for participating in STI outbreak investigation Actively looked for STI outbreaks in last 12 months
  n/N (%) n/N (%) n/N (%) n/N (%)
Microbiologist 8/14 (57) 1/8 (13) 5/8 (57) 1/7 (14)
GUM Consultant 9/11 (82) 9/9 (100) 7/9 (78) 3/9 (33)
CCDC 5/5 (100) 4/5 (80) 4/5 (80) 0/4 (0)
CDSC-Epidemiologist 4/4 (100) 3/4 (75) 4/4 (100) 2/4 (50)
Total 26/34 (76) 17/26 (65) 19/26 (73) 6/24 (25)
  1. * Proportion of participants who ranked investigation of STI outbreaks as important or very important as compared to: not important, or slightly important, or moderately important
  2. GUM = Genitourinary Medicine, CCDC = Consultant in Communicable Disease Control,
  3. CDSC = Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre