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Table 5 Factors associated with UAI in the last 12 months (among those having had anal sex) - Venue-recruited MSM (n = 272) & internet-recruited MSM (n = 182)

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 V Group I
  UAI   Univariate Multivariate OR UAI   Univariate Multivariate OR
  Row% (n) OR (95%CI) Row% (n) OR (95%CI)
Socio-demographics         
Age groups         
   18-29 37.5 (72) 1.00 1.00 54.3 (69) 1.00 ---
   ≥30 25.0 (20) 0.56* 0.54(0.29,0.98)* 50.9 (28) 0.87  
Number of items showing perceived discrimination against MSM (to the above 3 items)         
   0 - 2 discrimination responses 30.1 (63) 1.00 1.00 60.8 (45) 1.00 ---
   3 discrimination responses 46.0 (29) 1.98* 2.33(1.28,4.26)** 48.1 (52) 0.60  
Best friends supporting their sexual orientation         
   No/unaware of one's sexual orientation 25.0 (20) 1.00 1.00 42.5 (34) 1.00 1.00
   Yes 37.5 (72) 1.80* 1.97 (1.07, 3.62)* 61.8 (63) 2.19* 1.94(1.05,3.57)*
Number of friends having MSM behaviors         
   A few or none 34.7 (43) 1.00 --- 47.9 (67) 1.00 1.00
   All or most of them 33.3 (49) 0.94   71.4 (30) 2.72** 2.38(1.11,5.11)*
  1. Group V: Venue-recruited MSM; Group I: Internet-recruited MSM.
  2. Multivariate OR: Odds ratio obtained from stepwise multivariate logistic regression using univariately significant variables as candidate variables.
  3. Variable considered included all those listed in Tables 1, 2 and 3. For Group V (venue-recruited MSM), univariately significant variables included age group, number of items showing perceived discrimination against MSM, and having best friends supporting one's sexual orientation. For Group I (internet-recruited MSM), univariately significant variables included having best friends supporting one's sexual orientation, and number of friends having MSM behaviors. Only multivariately significant variables are summarized in Table 5.
  4. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001.
  5. --- univariately not significant (and was not considered in the multivariate model)