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Table 1 Participant characteristics and reported willingness to self-sample

From: Understanding the attitudes and acceptability of extra-genital Chlamydia testing in young women: evaluation of a feasibility study

Parameter Summary data Percentage of women who reported willingness to complete self-sampled throat testing Percentage of women who reported willingness to complete self-sampled extra-genital testing
Age (n = 422) (m, SD) 20.5 (2.5) N/A N/A
Age group (n = 422): n (%)
 Under 20 years 161 (38.2) 134 (83.2) 71 (44.4)
 20 years and above 261 (61.8) 230 (88.1) 178 (68.2)
 Total 422 (100) N/A N/A
Ethnicity (n = 422): n (%)
 White 380 (90.0) 329 (86.6) 224 (59.1)
 Self-identified as non-white 42 (10) 35 (83.3) 25 (59.5)
 Total 422 (100) N/A N/A
Sexuality (n = 422): n(%)
 Heterosexual 352 (83.4) 311 (88.4) 205 (58.4)
 Other (Bisexual, prefer to self-describe, gay, bisexual, prefer not to say) 70 (16.6) 53 (75.7) 44 (62.9)
 Total 422 (100) N/A N/A
Education (n = 408): n (%)
 No qualifications 9 (2.2) 7 (77.8) 5 (55.6)
 Secondary education (compulsory)b 37(9.1) 28 (75.5) 13 (35.1)
 Upper secondary education (optional)c 221 (54.2) 195 (88.2) 129 (58.6)
 Vocational qualification (including SCQF levels 4, 5, 6, 8 and 11) 18 (4.4) 13 (72.2) 9 (50.0)
 Further educationd 118 (28.9) 105 (89.0) 81 (68.6)
 Higher educatione 9 (2) 5 (100) 0 (0.00)
 Total 408 (100) N/A N/A
Deprivation levela (n = 367): n(%)
 Affluent 71 (19.3) 65 (91.5) 45 (63.4)
 Intermediate 183 (49.9) 150 (82.0) 105 (57.4)
 Deprived 16 (4.4) 14 (87.5) 7 (43.8)
 Very deprived 97 (26.4) 85 (87.6) 61 (62.8)
 Total 367 (100) N/A N/A
Smokers (n = 416): n (%)
 Yes 110 (26.4%) 90 (81.8) 65 (59.1)
 No 306 (74.6) 244 (87.5) 164 (59.0)
 Total 416 (100) N/A N/A
Previously tested positive for an STI (n = 422): n (%)
 Yes 121 (28.7) 114 (94.1) 78 (64.5)
 No 301 (71.3) 250 (83.1) 171 (57.0)
 Total 422 (100) N/A N/A
  1. Not Applicable (N/A)
  2. aDeprivation level as measured using Depcat score which is based on the Carstiars & Morris index of deprivation and has been widely used in Scotland. Edinburgh is located in the health board catchment area of NHS Lothian [19]
  3. bStandard grades, Intermediate grades 1 or 2; General Certificate of Secondary Education level 4;
  4. cScottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 6–7; Higher and Advanced Higher Grades;
  5. dHigher National Certificate;Higher National Diploma
  6. eBatchelor degrees and other postgraduate degrees