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Table 3 Client characteristics by jurisdiction (Number and % of total)

From: Wide variation in sexually transmitted infection testing and counselling at Aboriginal primary health care centres in Australia: analysis of longitudinal continuous quality improvement data

   Far West NSW Northern Territory Queensland South Australia Western Australia Total
Client level Number of client records audited 1293 6328 6639 675 1151 16086
Age group (years) 15-19 222 (17) 1,070 (17) 1,330 (20) 171 (25) 186 (16) 2,979 (19)
20-24 204 (16) 1,305 (21) 1,143 (17) 89 (13) 202 (18) 2,943 (18)
25-29 156 (12) 1,020 (16) 885 (13) 87 (13) 143 (12) 2,291 (14)
30-34 127 (10) 784 (12) 756 (11) 81 (12) 126 (11) 1,874 (12)
35-39 145 (11) 611 (10) 720 (11) 75 (11) 137 (12) 1,688 (10)
40-44 193 (15) 694 (11) 773 (12) 59 (9) 159 (14) 1,878 (12)
45-49 137 (11) 538 (9) 597 (9) 64 (9) 127 (11) 1,463 (9)
50-54 109 (8) 306 (5) 435 (7) 49 (7) 71 (6) 970 (6)
Gender Male 654 (51) 3163 (50) 3347 (50) 362 (54) 565 (49) 8091 (50)
Female 639 (49) 3165 (50) 3292 (50) 313 (46) 586 (51) 7995 (50)
Aboriginal status Aboriginal 983 (76) 6099 (96) 5451 (82) 657 (97) 1031 (90) 14221 (88)
Non-Aboriginal 245 (19) 173 (3) 581 (9) 18 (3) 84 (7) 1101 (7)
Not recorded 65 (5) 56 (1) 607 (9) 0 (0) 36 (3) 764 (5)
Time since last attendance <6 months 732 (57) 4832 (76) 4419 (67) 383 (57) 594 (52) 10960 (68)
>6 months 561 (43) 1496 (24) 2220 (33) 292 (43) 557 (48) 5126 (32)
Reason for last attendance Well person’s check 62 (5) 758 (12) 670 (10) 211 (31) 76 (7) 1777 (11)
Acute care 549 (42) 3237 (51) 3392 (51) 160 (24) 550 (48) 7888 (49)
Sexual health 69 (5) 433 (7) 661 (10) 41 (6) 42 (4) 1246 (8)
Othera 536 (41) 1773 (28) 1611 (24) 232 (34) 459 (40) 4611 (29)
Did not attend in last 2 years/Not recorded 77 (6) 127 (2) 305 (5) 31 (5) 24 (2) 564 (4)
First seen health provider AHW 119 (9) 1046 (17) 1302 (20) 318 (47) 403 (35) 3188 (20)
Nurse 453 (35) 3834 (61) 3244 (49) 240 (36) 207 (18) 7978 (50)
Doctors 419 (32) 875 (14) 1269 (19) 43 (6) 421 (37) 3027 (19)
Othersb 117 (9) 261 (4) 156 (2) 42 (6) 82 (7) 658 (4)
Did not attend in last 2 years/Not recorded 185 (14) 312 (5) 668 (10) 32 (5) 38 (3) 1235 (8)
Adult health check/alternative health check No 565 (44) 2670 (42) 5044 (76) 273 (40) 412 (36) 8964 (56)
Yes 98 (8) 2301 (36) 1164 (18) 371 (55) 185 (16) 4119 (26)
Did not attend in last 2 years/Not recorded 630 (49) 1357 (21) 431 (6) 31 (5) 554 (48) 3003 (19)
  1. amental health, immunisation, antenatal, other; bSpecialist, allied health, other; AHW Aboriginal Health Worker, NSW New South Wales