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Table 1 Demographic, health care access, and sexual behaviour characteristics of the sample

From: Young people's views on the potential use of telemedicine consultations for sexual health: results of a national survey

Characteristic   N (%) CI (95%) Reference Population1
Age 16 to 19 214 (32%) (29%-36%) 44%2
  20 to 24 448 (68%) (64%-71%) 56%
Gender Female 487 (74%) (70%-77%) 49%2
  Male 173 (26%) (23%-30%) 51%
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Yes 7 (1%) (0%-2%) 2%2
  No 655 (99%) (98%-100%) 98%
Remoteness Major city3 548 (83%) (80%-86%) 84%4
  Non-major city3 111 (17%) (14%-20%) 16%
Country born Australia 515 (78%) (75%-81%) 78%2
  Other 147 (22%) (19%-25%) 22%
Education Did not complete high school 6 (1%) (0%-2%) ---+5
  Still studying high school 23 (4%) (2%-5%) 45%
  Completed high school and not studying at TAFE or tertiary degree 24 (4%) (2%-5%) ---+
  Still studying or completed TAFE 27 (4%) (3%-6%) ---+
  Still studying tertiary or Bachelor's degree or higher 582 (88%) (85%-90%) 20%
Women: any same-sex partners Yes 38 (8%) (5%-10%) 10% (16-19 yrs)6 12% (20-29 yrs)
  No 449 (92%) (90%-95%)  
Men: any same-sex partners Yes 29 (17%) (11%-22%) 2% (16-19 yrs) 6 7% (20-29 yrs)
  No 144 (83%) (78%-89%)  
Number sexual partners in prior 12 months Men with no same-sex partners 1.62 (mean) 1 (median) 0-19 (range) 1.22-2.02 (mean) 1.3 (mean, 16-19 yrs)7 1.5 (mean, 20-29 yrs)
  Women with no same-sex partners 1.44 (mean) 1 (median) 0-12 (range) 1.28-1.60 (mean) 1.0 (mean, 16-19 yrs) 1.1 (mean, 20-29 yrs)
Women: Past STI diagnosis Yes 38 (8%) (5%-10%) 3% (aged 16-19)8 12% (aged 20-29)
  No 449 (92%) (90%-95%)  
Men: Past STI diagnosis Yes 4 (2%) (0%-5%) 1% (aged 16-19)8 11% (aged 20-29)
  No 169 (98%) (95%-100%)  
  1. 1Demographic data were compared to the Census data and the Australian Study of Health and Relationships data for similarly aged men and women.
  2. 2 Census data [21]
  3. 3Remoteness defined in accordance with the Australian Standard Geographical Classification-Remoteness Area System in 2010. Major city in the study is defined as RA1; Non-major city is defined as RA2-RA5 [29].
  4. 4Census data [30]
  5. 5 Direct comparisons to data provided when available from Census data [21, 31]. +Symbol denotes comparable data are not available.
  6. 6 Australian Study of Health and Relationships data [22]
  7. 7 Median and range not available for the Australian Study of Health and Relationships data [32].
  8. 8Australian Study of Health and Relationship data [33]