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Table 1 Comparison of sexual venue groups on substance use, sexual risk behaviors, and psychosocial factors (N = 321)

From: Factors associated with sex in the context of methamphetamine use in different sexual venues among HIV-positive men who have sex with men

Variable Private venues only (N = 100) Commercial but no public venues (N = 114) Public venues (N = 107) Test statistic df p-value
Demographic characteristics       
   Age in years, mean (SD) (range) 38.0 (8.0) (20-61) 35.4 (7.0) (21-55) 38.2 (6.7) (23-56) F = 5.5 2,318 < .01
   Sexual orientation Gay or homosexual 74.0% 90.6% 74.8% χ2 = 14.9 4 < .01
  Bisexual 24.0% 9.4% 25.2%    
  Not sure 2.1% 0.0% 0.0%    
   Education Less than high school 17.0% 7.0% 17.8% χ2 = 22.6 6 < .001
  High school or equivalent 25.0% 17.5% 36.4%    
  Some college 35.0% 43.9% 30.8%    
  College or advanced degree 23.0% 31.6% 15.0%    
   Living arrangement Living with spouse or steady 24.0% 14.0% 10.3% χ2 = 15.4 6 < .05
  Living with other adult(s) 23.0% 36.8% 32.7%    
  Living alone 37.0% 31.6% 29.0%    
  Other 16.0% 17.5% 28.0%    
Substance use       
   Number grams of meth used in past 30 days, mean (SD) 4.4 (7.2) 4.2 (10.4) 7.3 (13.9) F = 5.1 2,298 < .01
   Injected meth in past 2 months 40.0% 30.7% 52.3% χ2 = 10.7 2 < .01
   Used cocaine in past two months 26.0% 22.8% 40.2% χ2 = 8.9 2 < .01
   Used crack in past two months 14.0% 12.3% 33.0% χ2 = 17.9 2 < .001
   Used heroin in past two months 5.0% 2.6% 12.1% χ2 = 8.7 2 < .01
   Used poppers in past two months 45.9% 72.8% 57.5% χ2 = 16.0 2 < .001
   Used Special K in past two months 10.0% 28.1% 13.1% χ2 = 14.2 2 < .001
   Used GHB in past two months 20.0% 38.6% 15.9% χ2 = 17.2 2 < .001
   Number of illicit drugs used, mean (SD) 2.7 (1.8) 3.6 (2.0) 3.5 (2.5) F = 5.4 2,318 < .01
   Number of alcoholic drinks in a typical day, mean (SD) 3.2 (4.3) 2.8 (3.5) 4.5 (5.6) F = 4.2 2,315 < .05
   Became drunk from alcohol in past two months 33.3% 46.0% 57.0% χ2 = 11.6 2 < .01
Sexual risk behavior       
   Total unprotected sex acts, mean (SD) 30.1 (48.0) 33.7 (40.7) 42.5 (55.5) F = 3.6 2,305 < .05
   Unprotected anal sex acts, mean (SD) 6.7 (12.0) 11.7 (16.9) 12.0 (20.5) F = 4.5 2,263 < .01
   Number HIV-negative and status-unknown partners, mean (SD) 5.1 (9.5) 9.9 (12.0) 14.0 (16.9) F = 11.1 2,304 < .001
   Number of casual partners, mean (SD) 2.0 (2.8) 5.2 (9.4) 4.6 (8.4) F = 5.3 2,317 < .01
   Number of anonymous partners, mean (SD) 3.0 (9.6) 6.8 (10.7) 6.8 (12.7) F = 4.1 2,311 < .05
Psychosocial factors       
   Beck depression, mean (SD) 14.3 (9.4) 14.1 (9.4) 18.3 (10.7) F = 6.0 2,298 < .01
   Sexual compulsivity, mean (SD) 22.6 (7.9) 22.6 (6.6) 25.8 (7.5) F = 4.5 2,198 < .01
   Experiences of social stigma, mean (SD) 2.1 (.87) 2.1 (.83) 2.6 (.88) F = 13.1 2,318 < .001