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Table 1 Characteristics and chlamydia knowledge of participants

From: The chlamydia knowledge, awareness and testing practices of Australian general practitioners and practice nurses: survey findings from the Australian Chlamydia Control Effectiveness Pilot (ACCEPt)

Characteristic Overall n (%) GP n (%) PN n (%) OR (95% CI) P value
Sex      
Male 340 (50.4) 338 (60.8) 2 (1.7) Ref  
Female 334 (49.6) 218 (39.2) 116 (98.3) 110.8 (15.2, 806.6) <0.01
Age group      
<30 years 42 (6.2) 35 (6.3) 7 (5.9) Ref  
30-44 years 54 (37.7) 215 (38.7) 39 (33.1) 0.9 (0.3, 2.8) 0.96
45-59 years 313 (46.4) 253 (45.5) 60 (50.9) 1.6 (0.5, 4.5) 0.36
>60 years 65 (10) 53 (10) 12 (10) 1.3 (0.4, 4.6) 0.69
Years Qualified      
<5 years 20 (3.0) 14 (2.5) 6 (5.2) Ref  
5-10 years 86 (12.9) 75 (13.6) 11 (9.5) 0.8 (0.2, 2.9) 0.70
10-20 years 168 (25.2) 144 (26.2) 24 (20.7) 0.5 (0.2, 1.8) 0.33
>20 years 392 (58.9) 317 (57.6) 75 (64.7) 1.1 (0.4, 3.6) 0.83
Years working in general practice      
<5 years 219 (32.8) 155 (28.2) 64 (54.2) Ref  
5-10 years 87 (13.0) 63 (11.4) 24 (19.5) 0.9 (0.5, 1.9) 0.94
10-20 years 144 (21.6) 121 (22.0) 23 (19.5) 0.5 (0.3, 0.9) 0.03
>20 years 218 (32.6) 211 (38.4) 7 (5.9) 0.1 (0.0, 0.2) <0.01
Country of training      
Overseas 235 (35.1) 227 (41.0) 8 (6.9) Ref  
Australia 435 (64.9) 327 (59.0) 108 (93.1) 18.6 (7.0, 49.3) <0.01
Interest in sexual health      
No 449 (67.6) 386 (70.7) 63 (53.4) Ref  
Yes 215 (32.4) 160 (29.3) 55 (46.6) 1.7 (1.0, 2.8) 0.05
Questions related to chlamydia knowledge
Which age groups have the highest rates of chlamydia infection in women?      
Incorrect 451 (69.8) 363 (68.4) 88 (76.5) Ref  
Correct* 195 (30.2) 168 (31.6) 27 (23.5) 0.6 (0.3, 1.1) 0.08
Which age groups have the highest rates of chlamydia infection in men?      
Incorrect 516 (83.2) 423 (83.1) 93 (83.8) Ref  
Correct** 104 (16.8) 86 (16.9) 18 (16.2) 1.0 (0.5, 1.9) 0.94
Most chlamydia infections are asymptomatic in women      
Disagree 67 (10.0) 53 (9.6) 14 (12.0) Ref  
Agree^ 600 (90.0) 498 (90.4) 102 (88.0) 0.5 (0.2, 1.0) 0.06
Most chlamydia infections are asymptomatic in men      
Disagree 157 (23.7) 136 (24.9) 21 (18.3) Ref  
Agree^ 500 (75.5) 406 (74.2) 94 (81.7) 1.0 (0.6, 1.8) 0.98
  1. *Correct answer = age groups 15-19 and 20-24 years both identified **Correct answer = age groups 20-24 and 25-29 years both identified ^Correct answer.
  2. GP, general practitioner.
  3. PN, practice nurse.
  4. OR, odds ratio.
  5. CI, confidence Interval.