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Table 2 Sex partnerships, unprotected anal intercourse, substance use behaviors, and self-reported STD in the last 12 months

From: Comparison of risk behaviors and socio-cultural profile of men who have sex with men survey respondents recruited via venues and the internet

  All Group V Group I  
  (n = 566) (n = 340) (n = 226) Univariate OR
  Col% Col% Col% (Group I vs. Group V)
Number & type of MSM partner (last 12 months)     
Number of MSM sex partners     
   One 31.3 24.4 41.6 1.00
   More than 1 68.7 75.6 58.4 0.45***
Having sex with MSM acquaintances recruited online     
   No 67.0 79.1 48.7 1.00
   Yes 33.0 20.9 51.3 4.00***
Having sex with male sex workers     
   No 91.7 94.7 87.2 1.00
   Yes 8.3 5.3 12.8 2.63**
Having provided commercial sex to males     
   No 96.6 98.5 93.8 1.00
   Yes 3.4 1.5 6.2 4.43**
Anal intercourse with MSM (last 12 months)     
Engaged in any MSM anal intercourse     
   No 19.8 20.0 19.5 1.00
   Yes 80.2 80.0 80.5 1.03
Among those who had engaged in any MSM anal intercourse (n = 454), Unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) (last 12 months)     
Engaged in any MSM UAI     
   No 58.4 66.2 46.7 1.00
   Yes, UAI 41.6 33.8 53.3 2.23***
Substance use (last 12 months)     
Used psychoactive substances     
   No 87.8 84.4 92.9 1.00
   Yes 12.2 15.6 7.1 0.41**
Drank alcohol before sex     
   No 86.7 83.8 91.2 1.00
   Yes 13.3 16.2 8.8 0.50*
Self-reported STD (last 12 months)     
Self-reported contraction of STD     
   No 98.1 99.7 95.6 1.00
   Yes 1.9 0.3 4.4 15.69**
  1. Group V: Venue-recruited MSM; Group I: Internet-recruited MSM.
  2. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001.