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Table 1 Participants’ characteristics

From: Young people’s perceptions of smartphone-enabled self-testing and online care for sexually transmitted infections: qualitative interview study

Characteristic   Number
Asked by the interviewer before the interview:
  Gender Female Male
Agea 16–17 3 2
18–19 4 6
20–21 2 4
22–23 0 4
Ethnicityb Black/Black British, African 10
Black/Black British, Caribbean 6
Black British 5
Mixed 3
Muslim/Asian 1
Self-defined sexual orientationb, c Straight 22
Bisexual 2
Gay 1
Current sexual partner/s Yes 15
No 9
‘it’s complicated’ 1
Reported during the interview:
STI testing experience Yes 22
No 3
Smartphone ownership Yes, at time of interview 22
Not currently, but has had (lost, in repair, broken) 3
Never had a smartphone 0
  1. aFor sampling purposes, age-groups were 16–19 and 20–24 years, however no participants were aged 24 years
  2. bSelf-defined by participants. Ethnicity categories were grouped by researchers
  3. cAll three respondents self-identifying as bisexual or gay were female