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Table 4 A multivariate model predicting whether respondents are internet- or venue-recruited#

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

  Group I Multivariate OR
  (n) Row% (95%CI)
Socio-demographics    
Employment status    
   Employed full-time (n = 388) (118) 30.4 1.00
   Not employed full-time (n = 178) (108) 60.7 2.37(1.46,3.86)***
HIV-related knowledge & perceptions    
Self-perceived susceptibility of HIV infection in the future    
   Little/very little/not certain (n = 377) (170) 45.1 1.00
   Moderate to very high (n = 189) (56) 29.6 0.56(0.33,0.96)*
Number & type of MSM sex partners in the last 12 months    
Number of MSM sex partners    
   One (n = 177) (94) 53.1 1.00
   More than one (n = 389) (132) 33.9 0.25(0.14,0.42)***
Having sex with MSM acquaintances recruited online    
   No (n = 379) (110) 29.0 1.00
   Yes (n = 187) (116) 62.0 7.62(4.40,13.20)***
Having sex with male sex workers    
   No (n = 519) (197) 38.0 1.00
   Yes (n = 47) (29) 61.7 3.44(1.53,7.70)**
Unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) in the last 12 months    
Engaged in any MSM UAI    
   No UAI/no anal sex (n = 377) (129) 34.2 1.00
   Yes, UAI (n = 189) (97) 51.3 2.66(1.62,4.37)***
Self-reported STD    
Self-reported contraction of STD    
   No (n = 555) (216) 38.9 1.00
   Yes (n = 11) (10) 90.9 25.71(1.99,331.57)*
Self-acceptance of MSM sexual orientation    
Fear of others knowing their sexual orientation    
   No (n = 204) (48) 23.5 1.00
   Yes (n = 362) (178) 49.2 1.86(1.09,3.17)*
Perceived MSM-related discrimination    
Perceived discrimination against MSM in Hong Kong    
   Very little/little (n = 212) (41) 19.3 1.00
   A fair amount/a great deal (n = 354) (185) 52.3 2.91(1.70,4.99)***
Felt being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation    
   No (n = 211) (35) 16.6 1.00
   Yes (n = 355) (191) 53.8 3.61(2.04,6.39)***
Perceived social support    
   A few or none (n = 332) (174) 52.4 1.00
   All or most of them (n = 233) (52) 22.3 0.18(0.11,0.30)***
  1. Among all 566 respondents.
  2. Group V: Venue-recruited MSM; Group I: Internet-recruited MSM.
  3. # All univariately significant variables summarized in Tables 1, 2 and 3 are considered as candidate variables.
  4. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001.