Table 1

Baseline characteristics of sample, by intervention group

CharacteristicsBaseline characteristicsTotalInterventionControl
(N=994)(n=507)(n=487)
Age (years)16–19565855
20–29444245
GenderMale424242
Female585858
PostcodeMetropolitan626262
Rural262726
Unknown121112
Country of birthAustralia929291
Overseas889
Finished high schoolNo626162
Yes383938
Ever had sex (vaginal/anal intercourse)Yes828183
No181917
Condom use with casual/multiple/new partner(s)Always242423
Not always242325
No risky partners525351
STI test in past 6 monthsYes10910
No909190
Knowledge score out of eight questions>5393641
≤5616459
Frequency of binge drinking>1 week383540
<1 week626560
Used illicit drugs in the past monthYes494751
No515349
  • Results are shown as percentages.

  • STI, sexually transmissible infections.