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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of participants by intervention group (pre-travel questionnaire)

From: Motivational brief intervention for the prevention of sexually transmitted infections in travelers: a randomized controlled trial

Characteristics Brief intervention + condoms Condoms only Standard consultation group p
n 394 240 481  
Mean age 29 29 29  
Women 210 (53%) 113 (47%) 262 (54%) ns
Swiss or European nationals 367 (93%) 223 (95%) 448 (93%) ns
Not married 347 (88%) 208 (87%) 424 (88%) ns
No stable partner 199 (51%) 103 (43%) 230 (48%) ns
Habits at home     
Alcohol use (one glass or more per week) 218 (55%) 132 (55%) 277 (58%) ns
Tobacco use 116 (29%) 66 (28%) 125 (26%) ns
Recreational drug use 40 (10%) 26 (11%) 54 (11%) ns
Previous STI 23 (6%) 9 (4%) 56 (12%) 0.002
Previous HIV test 216 (56%) 143 (60%) 276 (57%) ns
Casual sexual relationship in last 6 months 136 (35%) 92 (38%) 151 (31%) ns
For the trip to come     
Considering likely to have new sexual relationship 54 (14%) 35 (15%) 74 (15%) ns
Intention to take condoms 169 (43%) 104 (43%) 210 (44%) ns