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Table 2 Test coverage and timeliness for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs) by age group and location of prison of admission.

From: Testing for sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses on admission to Western Australian prisons

Test Metropolitan adults
% (n)
Regional adults
% (n)
Juveniles*
% (n)
STI coverage 39.2 (163/416) 40.7 (120/295) 84.1 (195/232)
   STI ≤ 7 days†† 71.0 (110/155) 25.6 (30/117) 97.4 (185/190)
   STI ≤ 28 days†† 80.6 (125/155) 70.9 (83/117) 98.4 (187/190)
BBV coverage 47.2 (193/409) 45.5 (132/290) 15.8 (37/234)
   BBV ≤ 7 days‡‡ 9.1 (16/175) 15.6 (19/122) 69.7 (23/33)
   BBV ≤ 28 days‡‡ 43.4 (76/175) 63.9 (78/122) 97.0 (32/33)
  1. *There are no juvenile correctional facilities in regional Western Australia
  2. excludes 3 refusals (1 metropolitan adult, 2 juveniles)
  3. ††proportion of those who had STI testing and information available on the time of testing
  4. excludes 13 refusals (8 metropolitan adults, 5 regional adults)
  5. ‡‡proportion of those who had BBV testing and information available on the time of testing