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Table 1 Sample characteristics (N = 1318)

From: Contact with HIV prevention services highest in gay and bisexual men at greatest risk: cross-sectional survey in Scotland

  n %
Demographics   
Survey location   
Edinburgh 559 42.2
Glasgow 759 57.6
Survey venue   
Bar 1243 94.3
Sauna 75 5.7
Sexual orientation   
Gay 1180 90.1
Bisexual 113 8.6
Straight 17 1.3
Age   
16-25 years 378 29.0
26+ years 926 71.0
Area of residence   
Glasgow 538 41.9
Edinburgh 449 34.9
Rest of Scotland 204 15.9
Rest of UK 67 5.2
Overseas 27 2.1
Ethnicity   
White (UK, Irish or other) 1272 96.7
Minority ethnic group* 44 3.3
Qualifications   
Secondary 195 15.9
Further/vocational 460 37.5
Degree/post-graduate 571 46.6
Frequency of gay scene use   
Once month or less 327 25.5
2/3 times a month 354 27.7
1/2 times a week 432 33.8
4/5 times a week 167 13.0
HIV treatment optimism 1†   
Disagree 938 74.2
Agree 327 25.8
HIV treatment optimism 2†   
Disagree 1056 83.5
Agree 209 16.5
Sexual Health   
HIV test in the past 12 months   
No 667 51.9
Yes 618 48.1
Other sexually transmitted infection (STI) test in the past 12 months   
No 711 54.3
Yes 599 45.7
HIV status (oral fluid specimen result)   
HIV-negative 1077 81.9
HIV-positive 46 3.5
Did not provide oral fluid specimen‡ 192 14.6
Sexual Risk Behaviour in the past 12 months   
Number of sexual partners   
Less than 10 927 72.7
10 or more 348 27.3
Number of anal sex partners   
Less than 10 1126 89.3
10 or more 135 10.7
Number of unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) partners   
0/1 partner 1127 87.6
2 or more partners 160 12.4
UAI with casual partners   
No 1023 79.5
Yes 264 20.5
UAI with partners of unknown/discordant HIV status   
No 966 75.1
Yes 321 24.9
STI   
No 1202 91.7
Yes 109 8.3
  1. *Black African, Black Caribbean, Indian, Pakistani, Chinese, Arab, Latin American & Other/Mixed.
  2. † HIV treatment optimism 1 - 'I am less worried about HIV infection now that treatments have improved', HIV treatment optimism 2 - 'I believe that new drug therapies make people with HIV less infectious'.
  3. ‡ An additional 4 samples were not returned from the laboratory.