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Table 2 Chlamydia testing and positivity rate, by Aboriginal status, ACCESS network, age group, sex and area of residence, among 16–29 year olds

From: Chlamydia among Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people attending sexual health services, general practices and Aboriginal community controlled health services

Aboriginal Category Breakdown General practice clinics (a) Sexual health services (b) Aboriginal community controlled health services (c)
Patients Tested Positive* Patients Tested Positive Patients Tested Positive*
    N n (%) n (%) n n (%) n (%) n n (%) n (%)
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander All 447 19 (4.3) 3 (15.8) 845 638 (75.5) 145 (22.7) 4207 833 (19.8) 72 (8.6)
Sex Male 140 3 (2.1) 1 (33.3) 334 273 (81.7) 67 (24.5) 1669 261 (15.6) 18 (8.1)
Female 307 16 (5.2) 2 (13.3) 508 363 (71.5) 78 (21.5) 2538 572 (22.5) 54 (9.4)
Age group (years) 16-19 148 7 (4.7) 2 (28.6) 415 321 (77.3) 76 (23.7) 1426 268 (18.8) 27 (10.1)
20-24 165 7 (4.2) 1 (14.3) 269 208 (77.3) 52 (25.0) 1515 308 (20.3) 29 (9.4)
25-29 134 5 (3.7) -(0.0) 161 109 (67.7) 17 (15.6) 1266 257 (20.3) 16 (6.2)
Patient area of residence Metropolitan 341 8 (2.3) -(0.0) 172 115 (66.9) 17 (14.8) 824 171 (20.8) 14 (8.2)
Regional/remote 101 11 (10.9) 3 (27.3) 596 468 (78.5) 119 (25.4) 3341 659 (19.7) 57 (8.6)
Non-Indigenous All 10,759 920 (8.6) 75 (8.2) 18,968 14851 (78.3) 1887 (12.7) 556 62 (11.2) 7 (11.3)
Sex Male 4,094 218 (5.3) 22 (10.1) 9,825 7848 (79.9) 1051 (13.4) 211 16 (7.6) 2 (12.5)
Female 6,665 702 (10.5) 53 (7.5) 9,103 6979 (76.7) 833 (11.9) 345 46 (13.3) 5 (10.9)
Age group (years) 16-19 2,986 238 (8.0) 25 (10.5) 3,116 2414 (77.5) 373 (15.5) 147 12 (8.2) 2 (16.7)
20-24 3,971 409 (10.3) 42 (10.4) 8,444 6693 (79.3) 915 (13.7) 217 29 (13.2) 4 (13.8)
25-29 3,802 273 (7.2) 8 (2.9) 7,408 5744 (77.5) 599 (10.4) 192 21 (10.9) 1 (4.8)
Patient area of residence Metropolitan 5,598 448 (8.0) 28 (6.3) 12,207 9580 (78.0) 1124 (11.7) 137 8 (5.8) 2 (25.0)
   Regional/remote 5,108 470 (9.2) 47 (10.0) 5,082 3899 (76.7) 587 (15.1) 397 53 (13.4) 5 (9.4)
  1. a) based on 25 clinics b) based on 22 clinics c) based on 6 clinics.
  2. *Positivity rates based only on individuals tested for whom a result was available.