Table 1

Distribution of participant characteristics from the 2012 STI survey of Agence Sanitaire et Sociale de la Nouvelle-Calédonie (N=608), adjusted to the general population according to the 2009 census

General populationCrude sampleWeighted sample
nPer centnPer centp ValuenPer cent
Sex*<0.0001†
 Male60 11750.5723238.1660 11950.57
 Female58 76649.4337661.8458 76449.43
 Total118 883100.00608100.00118 883100.00
Province*<0.0001†
 Loyalty Islands7 2486.17011.517 2526.1
 North22 05718.5515725.8222 05318.55
 South89 57875.3538162.6689 57875.35
 Total118 883100.00608100.00118 883100.00
Age group* (years)0.9922
 18–2530 75125.8715425.3333 15527.89
 26–3329 58824.8915425.3331 20926.25
 34–4131 87726.8115725.8228 50623.98
 42–4926 66722.4314323.5226 01221.88
 Total118 883100.00608100.00118 883100.00
Ethnicity<0.0001†
 Melanesian49 42441.5728246.3845 25438.07
 Polynesian14 64312.326911.3516 63413.99
 European33 99828.617128.1338 38732.29
 Asian42383.5691.482 0611.73
 Mixed race15 23912.826610.8513 91611.71
 ‡13411.13111.8126312.21
 Total118 883 100.00608100.00118 883100.00
Marital status
 Single23438.4948 36340.68
 In couple37461.5170 52059.32
 Total608100.00118 883100.00
Study level
 Without a diploma7912.9915 18812.78
 Intermediate20934.3837 56131.59
 Bachelor and higher study32052.6366 13455.63
 Total608100.00118 883100.00
  • *Weighting variables.

  • ‡Non-declared in general population and missing values (n=2 for ethnicity) in sample.

  • †χ2 Adjustment test p<0.05.

  • STI, sexually transmitted infections.