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Table 3 Proportion tested for chlamydia and gonorrhoea in the baseline compared with the quality improvement program (QIP) audit by consultation type

From: A sexual health quality improvement program (SHIMMER) triples chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing rates among young people attending Aboriginal primary health care services in Australia

Patient gender & consultation types Consultations Chlamydia testing Gonorrhoea testing
Period Period Period
Baseline QIPa Baseline QIPa p-valueb Baseline QIPa p-valueb
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)   n (%) n (%)  
Overall 408 (48) 437 (52) 95 (23) 109 (25) 0.573 49 (12) 107 (24) <0.001
Females
Overall 248 (61) 226 (52) 58 (23) 68 (30) 0.099 34 (14) 64 (28) <0.001
Consultations types
General medicalc 140 (56) 104 (46) 19 (14) 12 (12) 0.637 11 (8) 11 (11) 0.463
STI symptom/ checkd 20 (8) 25 (11) 13 (65) 20 (80) 0.258 8 (40) 21 (84) 0.002
Reproductive Healthe 55 (22) 61 (27) 16 (29) 24 (39) 0.246 9 (16) 21 (34) 0.027
Adult Health Checkf 12 (5) 16 (7) 6 (50) 10 (62) 0.508 3 (25) 10 (62) 0.049
Mental healthg 17 (7) 13 (6) 3 (18) 2 (15) 0.869 3 (18) 1 (8) 0.238
Injuryh 4 (2) 7 (3) 1 (25) 0 (0) 0.165 0 (0) 0 (0) N/A
Males
Overall 159 (39) 210 (48) 37 (23) 41 (19) 0.387 15 (9) 43 (20) 0.004
Consultations types         
General medicalc 95 (59) 132 (62) 14 (15) 8 (6) 0.029 5 (5) 8 (6) 0.788
STI symptom/ checkd 9 (5) 10 (5) 6 (67) 7 (70) 0.876 4 (44) 7 (70) 0.260
Adult Health Checkf 26 (16) 24 (11) 13 (50) 18 (75) 0.069 4 (15) 19 (79) 0.053
Mental healthg 14 (8) 19 (9) 2 (14) 7 (37) 0.150 2 (14) 7 (37) 0.150
Injuryh 15 (9) 25 (12) 2 (13) 1 (4) 0.278 0 (0) 2 (8) 0.261
  1. aQIP (quality improvement program)
  2. bPearson χ2 test (significance p < 0.05)
  3. cGeneral medical (ear, nose and throat, skin, respiratory tract infection, urinary tract infection, back pain, migraines, thyroid problems, referrals, vaccinations, smoking cessation)
  4. dSTI symptom/check (STI check, discharge, dysuria)
  5. eReproductive health (Pap smear, contraception, antenatal)
  6. fAdult Health Check (a general health assessment which is recommended annually to 15-54 year old Aboriginal people)
  7. gMental Health (depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts) h Injury (broken bones, bruises)