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Table 1 Baseline sociodemographic characteristics and methamphetamine use patterns among ARYS, VIDUS, and ACCESS participants, stratified by biological sex at birth and self-identified sexual orientation (n, % unless otherwise indicated).

From: Pathways to HIV risk and vulnerability among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered methamphetamine users: a multi-cohort gender-based analysis

  Male (N= 1389) Female (N= 706)
Characteristic Sexual Minority* (N= 104) Heterosexual (N= 1285) OR (95%CI) p-value Sexual Minority* (N= 144) Heterosexual (N= 562) OR (95%CI) p-value
Age (median, IQR) 33 (24 - 42) 39 (25 - 47) 0.97 (0.95 - 0.99) 0.001 31 (23 - 41) 35 (24 - 44) 0.98 (0.97 - 1.00) 0.053
Aboriginal ancestry         
   Yes 42 (40.4) 305 (23.7) 2.18 (1.44 - 3.29) <0.001 48 (33.3) 246 (43.9) 0.64 (0.44 - 0.94) 0.023
   No 62 (59.6) 980 (76.3)    96 (66.7) 315 (56.2)   
Relationship status         
   Single/dating 73 (70.2) 927 (72.4) 0.90 (0.58 - 1.39) 0.634 90 (62.5) 307 (55.4) 1.34 (0.92 - 1.95) 0.127
   Married/regular partner 31 (29.8) 354 (27.6)    54 (37.5) 247 (44.6)   
HIV status         
   Positive 42 (40.4) 272 (21.2) 2.52 (1.67 - 3.82) <0.001 41 (28.5) 159 (28.3) 1.01 (0.67 - 1.51) 0.966
   Negative 62 (59.6) 1013 (78.8)    103 (71.5) 403 (71.7)   
Any meth use         
   Yes 64 (62.1) 388 (30.5) 3.74 (2.47 - 5.67) <0.001 58 (40.3) 150 (27.2) 1.80 (1.23 - 2.64) 0.003
   No 39 (37.9) 884 (69.5)    86 (59.7) 401 (72.8)   
Any non-injection meth use         
   Yes 38 (36.5) 223 (17.5) 2.71 (1.78 - 4.15) <0.001 36 (25.0) 89 (16.0) 1.75 (1.12 - 2.71) 0.013
   No 66 (63.5) 1050 (82.5)    108 (75.0) 466 (84.0)   
Daily non-injection meth use         
   Yes 11 (10.6) 39 (3.1) 3.72 (1.84 - 7.50) <0.001 8 (5.6) 20 (3.7) 1.56 (0.67 - 3.62) 0.296
   No 93 (89.4) 1226 (96.9)    135 (94.4) 527 (96.3)   
Any injection meth use         
   Yes 43 (41.4) 262 (20.4) 2.75 (1.82 - 4.15) <0.001 39 (27.1) 100 (18.0) 1.69 (1.10 - 2.59) 0.016
   No 61 (58.6) 1021 (79.6)    105 (72.9) 455 (82.0)   
Daily injection meth use         
   Yes 17 (16.7) 45 (3.5) 5.45 (3.00 - 9.95) <0.001 9 (6.4) 16 (2.9) 2.27 (0.98 - 5.24) 0.066
   No 85 (83.3) 1229 (96.5)    132 (93.6) 532 (97.1)   
  1. Notes: * "sexual minority" refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, or other orientation; † refers to activities in the past 6 months.