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Table 1 Participant characteristics and median and interquartile range scores for each psychosocial variable

From: Exploring psychosocial predictors of STI testing in University students

Demographics   Psychosocial variablesMedian (IQR)
  Overall N(%) Overall Median (IQR) Knowledge Susceptibility Subjective norms Descriptive norms Direct Attitudes Indirect attitudes Social fear Self-Efficacy
Age 18–25 999 (77) 22 (20–25) 11.0 (9.0–12.0) 4.0 (4.0–5.0) 5.0 (12.0–22.0) 8.0 (6.0–9.0) 31.0 (28.0–33.0) 42.0 (39.0–46.0) 17.0 (11.0–25.0) 38.0 (31.0–46.0)
25 or more 282 (21) 11.0 (8.0–12.0) 4.0 (4.0–5.0) 0.0 (−20.0–18.5) 7.0 (6.0–9.0) 31.0 (28.0–32.0) 43.0 (38.0–46.0) 15.0 (10.0–22.0) 38.0 (32.0–48.0)
Sex Male 401 (31) / 11.0 (8.0–13.0) 4.0 (4.0–5.0) 4.0 (−12.0–19.0) 7.0 (6.0–9.0) 30.0 (27.0–32.0) 42.0 (38.0–45.0 16.0 (10.0–23.0) 38.0 (33.0–48.0)
Female 888 (69) 10.0 (9.0–12.0) 4.0 (4.0–5.0) 4.0 (−16.0–22.0) 8.0 (7.0–9.0) 31.0 (29.0–33.0) 43.0 (39.0–46.0) 17.0 (10.0–25.0) 37.0 (31.0–46.0)
Ethnicity White 1129 (87) / 11.0 (9.0–12.0) 4.0 (4.0–5.0) 5.0 (−14.0–22.0) 8.0 (7.0–9.0) 31.0 (28.0–32.0) 42.0 (39.0–46.0) 16.0 (10.0–24.0) 38.0 (32.0–47.0)
Mixed Multiple 23 (2) 9.0 (6.0–12.0) 4.0 (4.0–5.0) 0.0 (−16.0–14.5) 7.0 (6.0–8.5) 31.0 (27.0–33.0) 43.0 (38.0–47.0) 17.0 (10.0–24.5) 36.0 (28.0–43.0)
Asian 73 (6)
Black n < 5
African 31 (2)
Other 30 (2)
Years in UK 0–5 456 (35) 19 (3.0–21.0) 9.0 (7.0–11.0) 4.0 (4.0–5.0) 0.0 (− 15.0–20.0) 7.0 (6.0–9.0) 31.0 (29.0–33.0) 43.0 (39.0–47.0) 15.0 (9.5–23.0) 38.0 (31.0–47.0)
More than 5 838 (65) 11.0 (9.0–11.0) 4.0 (4.0–6.0) 6.0 (−14.0–22.0) 8.0 (7.0–9.0) 31.0 (28.0–32.0) 42.0 (38.0–45.0) 17.0 (11.0–25.0) 38.0 (32.0–46.0)
Year of study Undergraduate 968 (75) / 11.0 (9.0–12.0) 4.0 (4.0–6.0) 5.0 (−13.0–22.0) 8.0 (7.0–9.0) 31.0 (38.0–32.0) 42.0 (39.0–46.0) 17.0 (11.0–24.0) 38.0 (23.0–46.0)
Post graduate 325 (25) 10.0 (7.0–12.0) 4.0 (4.0–5.0) 0.0 (−17.0–17.0) 7.0 (6.0–9.0) 31.0 (28.0–33.0) 43.0 (38.0–46.0) 16.0 (10.0–24.0) 36.0 (31.0–47.0)
  Overall Median (IQR)   10.0 (9.0–12.0) 4.0 (4.0–5.0) 4.0 (−15.0–20.0) 8.0 (6.0–9.0) 31.0 (28.0–32.0) 42.0 (39.0–46.0) 16.0 (10.0–24.0) 38.0 (31.0–47.0)
  Range of possible scores   0–14 4–20 −40 − + 40 3–15 8–35 11–55 8–40 12–60