Table 1

Demographic characteristics of survey respondents and proportions (95% confidence interval) who needed, and received, care for a sexual health matter during lockdown

CharacteristicsTotalHad SH needs during lockdown*Received SH care during lockdown*
n%n%95% CIn%95% CI
Total50010011122.2(18.6 to 26.1)5045.0(35.6 to 54.8)
Age (years)
 15–1715130.22214.6(9.4 to 21.2)1045.5(24.4 to 67.8)
 18–2114729.43322.4(16.0 to 30.1)1339.4(22.9 to 57.9)
 22–2414929.85134.2(26.7 to 42.4)2549.0(34.8 to 63.4)
 Not stated5310.659.4(3.1 to 20.7)240.0(5.3 to 85.3)
Ethnicity (total count)†
 Māori12725.43829.9(22.1 to 38.7)1539.5(24.0 to 56.6)
 Pacific275.4829.6(13.8 to 50.2)450.0(15.7 to 84.3)
 NZ European35771.48423.5(19.2 to 28.3)3744.0(33.2 to 55.3)
 Asian214.2314.3(3.0 to 36.3)266.7(9.4 to 99.2)
 MELAA40.8125.0(0.6 to 80.6)1100(5.0 to 100)
 Not stated5611.258.9(3.0 to 19.6)240.0(5.3 to 85.3)
Gender‡
 Female29458.89833.3(28.0 to 39.0)4343.9(33.9 to 54.3)
 Male13827.664.3(1.6 to 9.2)350.0(11.8 to 88.2)
 Gender diverse112.219.1(0.2 to 41.3)00--
 Not stated5711.4610.5(4.0 to 21.5)00--
Sexual orientation
 Heterosexual or straight31563.07323.2(18.6 to 28.2)3243.8(32.2 to 55.9)
 Bisexual7214.42027.8(17.9 to 39.6)945.0(23.1 to 68.5)
 Gay or lesbian275.4518.5(6.3 to 38.1)360.0(14.7 to 94.7)
 Other112.219.1(0.2 to 41.3)00--
 Don't know91.8333.3(7.5 to 70.1)266.7(9.4 to 99.2)
 Not stated6613.2913.6(6.4 to 24.3)444.4(13.7 to 78.8)
LGBTQI+§10721.42624.3(16.5 to 33.5)1246.2(26.6 to 66.6)
Education/employment
 At school or studying21342.64018.8(13.8 to 24.7)1845.0(29.3 to 61.5)
 Working full- or part-time¶19739.45226.4(20.4 to 33.1)2751.9(37.6 to 66.0)
 Not in employment, education or training (NEET)6513.01827.7(17.3 to 40.2)527.8(9.7 to 53.5)
 Caring for child(ren)/someone else275.41140.7(22.4 to 61.2)545.5(16.7 to 76.6)
 Not stated5811.6712.1(5.0 to 23.3)342.9(9.9 to 81.6)
Usual place for healthcare
 GP/nurse clinic43286.49922.9(19.0 to 27.2)4646.5(36.4 to 56.8)
 Māori or Pacific clinic112.219.1(0.2 to 41.3)1100(5.0 to 100)
 Student health/school clinic255.0520.0(6.8 to 40.7)240.0(5.3 to 85.3)
 Youth health clinic132.6323.1(5.0 to 53.8)00--
 After hours clinic40.800--00--
 Emergency department30.6133.3(0.8 to 90.6)00--
 Other/don’t know/not stated122.4216.7(2.1 to 48.4)150.01.3 to 98.7)
Sexual healthcare history
 Sought SH care in the past30060.09431.3(26.1 to 36.9)4648.938.5 to 59.5
 Tested for STIs in the past19238.47237.5(30.6 to 44.8)3548.636.7 to 60.7)
 Treated for an STI in the past7915.83544.3(33.1 to 55.9)1645.728.8 to 63.4)
  • *Responses to question about SH needs during lockdown: 387 answered ‘No’ and 2 ‘Don’t know’. When asked if they got help during lockdown, 50 answered ‘Yes’, 58 answered ‘No’ and 3 answered ‘Don’t know’.

  • †Total count ethnicity means that individuals self-identifying with multiple ethnicities are included in each of the ethnic groups with which they belong, therefore column percentages sum to more than 100%.

  • ‡Gender diverse group includes: 2 transfemales, 3 transmales, 2 gender fluid, 1 gender apathetic person.

  • §LGBTQI+ is used as an umbrella term that includes individuals who identified with gender and/or sexual orientation subcategories including lesbian, gay, queer, bisexual, and/or transgender or gender diverse (note we did not ask participants whether they identified as ‘LGBTQI+’).

  • ¶People in job training or apprenticeships are included with those in full-/part-time work. Respondents could select more than one option here so column percentages sum to more than 100%.

  • CI, confidence interval; GP, general practitioner; MELAA, Middle Eastern/Latin American/African; NZ, New Zealand; SH, sexual health; STI, sexually transmitted infection.