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Table 3 Comparison between STI patients living nearby and at a distance (n = 1029)

From: The spatial context of clinic-reported sexually transmitted infection in Hong Kong

Factor   Distant cases# Neighbourhood cases# OR 95% CI
Age* < = 55 759 140 0.589 0.379 - 0.916
  > 55 99 31   
Gender Male 547 105 0.905 0.645 - 1.268
  female 311 66   
Ethnicity Non-Chinese 46 8 1.09 0.478 - 2.483
  Chinese 812 163   
past STD No 750 146 1.184 0.74 - 1.895
  Yes 108 25   
Presentation Asymptomatic 303 67 1.082 0.774 - 1.513
  Symptomatic 555 104   
Condom use      
  Use for last sex, casual partner 290 52 0.71 0.46 - 1.094
  Inconsistent use, casual partner* 239 35 0.465 0.281 - 0.768
  Use for last sex, regular partner 220 38 0.824 0.548 - 1.24
  Inconsistent use, regular partner 199 31 0.739 0.477 - 1.146
Specific diagnosis      
  Syphilis* 30 12 0.48 0.241 - 0.958
  Gonorrhoea 45 7 1.297 0.575 - 2.926
  NGU/NSGI 155 38 0.772 0.517 - 1.152
TOTAL 1029 858 171   
  1. #Nearby cases - patients living in the same or adjacent TPU (tertiary planning unit); Distant cases - patients living at a distance from the clinic
  2. *p < 0.05
  3. Inconsistent condom use = not using condom, or using condom infrequently at sexual encounters in the 3 month period prior to the current episode of STI that has led to the clinical consultation.
  4. NGU/NSGI = non-gonococcal urethritis/non-specific genital tract infection