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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients repeatedly infected with CT versus patients repeatedly tested CT negative

From: The characteristics of patients frequently tested and repeatedly infected with Chlamydia trachomatis in Southwest Limburg, the Netherlands

  Repeatedly tested CT negative Repeat CT infections P-value
% (n) % (n)  
Overall % (n) 100 (3794) 100 (244)  
Initial test location    0.004
Mental healthcare 0.8 (29) 0.0 (0)  
STI clinic 47.4 (1798) 57.8 (141)  
Hospital 11.2 (425) 6.1 (15)  
General practitioner 40.6 (1542) 36.1 (88)  
Sex    0.315
Men 33.3 (1265) 36.5 (89)  
Women 66.7 (2529) 63.5 (155)  
Age    < 0.001
<  25 years 39.0 (1480) 51.6 (126)  
≥ 25 years 61.0 (2314) 48.4 (118)  
Urbanization    0.243
Rural 30.1 (1140) 33.6 (82)  
Urban 69.9 (2652) 66.4 (162)  
HIV positive    < 0.001
Not tested 28.9 (1096) 21.3 (52)  
Yes 1.9 (72) 4.9 (12)  
No 69.2 (2626) 73.8 (180)  
NG positive    < 0.001
Not tested 1.1 (43) 0.4 (1)  
Yes 3.4 (128) 15.6 (38)  
No 95.5 (3623) 84.0 (205)  
  1. Statistically significant (p < 0.05) associations are depicted in bold
  2. Abbreviations: CT, Chlamydia trachomatis, NG, Neisseria gonorrhoeae; HIV, Human immunodeficiency virus; STI, sexually transmitted infection