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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

ParameterSummary dataPercentage of women who reported willingness to complete self-sampled throat testingPercentage of women who reported willingness to complete self-sampled extra-genital testing
Age (n = 422) (m, SD)20.5 (2.5)N/AN/A
Age group (n = 422): n (%)
 Under 20 years161 (38.2)134 (83.2)71 (44.4)
 20 years and above261 (61.8)230 (88.1)178 (68.2)
 Total422 (100)N/AN/A
Ethnicity (n = 422): n (%)
 White380 (90.0)329 (86.6)224 (59.1)
 Self-identified as non-white42 (10)35 (83.3)25 (59.5)
 Total422 (100)N/AN/A
Sexuality (n = 422): n(%)
 Heterosexual352 (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)
 Total422 (100)N/AN/A
Education (n = 408): n (%)
 No qualifications9 (2.2)7 (77.8)5 (55.6)
 Secondary education (compulsory)b37(9.1)28 (75.5)13 (35.1)
 Upper secondary education (optional)c221 (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 educationd118 (28.9)105 (89.0)81 (68.6)
 Higher educatione9 (2)5 (100)0 (0.00)
 Total408 (100)N/AN/A
Deprivation levela (n = 367): n(%)
 Affluent71 (19.3)65 (91.5)45 (63.4)
 Intermediate183 (49.9)150 (82.0)105 (57.4)
 Deprived16 (4.4)14 (87.5)7 (43.8)
 Very deprived97 (26.4)85 (87.6)61 (62.8)
 Total367 (100)N/AN/A
Smokers (n = 416): n (%)
 Yes110 (26.4%)90 (81.8)65 (59.1)
 No306 (74.6)244 (87.5)164 (59.0)
 Total416 (100)N/AN/A
Previously tested positive for an STI (n = 422): n (%)
 Yes121 (28.7)114 (94.1)78 (64.5)
 No301 (71.3)250 (83.1)171 (57.0)
 Total422 (100)N/AN/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