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Table 3 Sexual Behaviours: Weighted frequencies for trans people in Ontario, Canada

From: High heterogeneity of HIV-related sexual risk among transgender people in Ontario, Canada: a province-wide respondent-driven sampling survey

  All trans people n = 433 Female-to-Male spectrum n = 227 Male-to-Female spectrum n = 205 Aboriginal n = 35 Non-aboriginal white n = 333 Non-aboriginal racialized n = 62
  % 95% CI % 95% CI % 95% CI % 95% CI % 95% CI % 95% CI
Sex partner number, lifetime
     0 14 (10, 25) 16 (6, 24) 15 (8, 25) 14 (0, 26) 14 (10, 25) 19 (4, 40)
     1 13 (6, 19) 19 (8, 30) 10 (3, 16) 4 (0, 14) 13 (6, 19) 18 (4, 32)
     2–4 19 (11, 24) 18 (11, 21) 23 (13, 31) 24 (9, 61) 19 (11, 24) 16 (3, 30)
     5–9 20 (15, 30) 13 (6, 20) 22 (17, 36) 6 (0, 15) 20 (15, 30) 8 (2, 19)
     10–19 17 (11, 25) 23 (14, 32) 12 (4, 18) 31 (0, 60) 17 (11, 25) 22 (5, 44)
     20–49 8 (4, 12) 7 (4, 12) 9 (3, 15) 15 (4, 30) 8 (4, 12) 7 (1, 17)
     50 +  8 (3, 12) 6 (2, 11) 10 (3, 17) 6 (0, 15) 8 (3, 12) 11 (0.2, 23)
Sex partners, lifetime
     Trans men 18 (13, 26) 18 (10, 25) 9 (4, 14) 5 (0, 15) 18 (13, 26) 8 (3, 19)
     Non-trans men 42 (32, 50) 45 (34, 57) 40 (29, 52) 54 (26, 79) 42 (32, 50) 46 (24, 67)
     Trans women 16 (9, 22) 11 (5, 19) 19 (11, 29) 14 (4, 29) 16 (9, 22) 15 (3, 31)
     Non-trans women 72 (62, 80) 66 (52, 77) 68 (55, 79) 45 (22, 70) 72 (62, 80) 54 (32, 76)
     Genderqueer persons 25 (18, 35) 32 (21, 42) 12 (6, 20) 16 (4, 33) 25 (18, 35) 24 (10, 41)
Sex partner number, past yr
     0 39 (33, 51) 25 (15, 36) 51 (40, 64) 35 (12, 64) 39 (33, 51) 22 (7, 39)
     1 35 (26, 43) 43 (31, 54) 26 (15, 36) 24 (3, 55) 35 (26, 43) 39 (17, 59)
     2–4 17 (12, 25) 20 (12, 30) 12 (6, 20) 9 (0.7, 23) 17 (12, 25) 13 (4, 30)
     5 +  8 (3, 11) 12 (5, 21) 11 (4, 19) 31 (3, 63) 8 (3, 11) 26 (6, 49)
Sex partners, past yr
     Trans men 8 (4, 13) 10 (5, 16) 4 (1, 7) 3 (0, 11) 8 (4, 13) 7 (2, 13)
     Non-trans men 26 (15, 36) 21 (13, 31) 23 (13, 32) 45 (14, 67) 26 (15, 36) 23 (9, 46)
     Trans women 11 (5, 16) 7 (2, 13) 14 (6, 23) 6 (0.1, 17) 11 (5, 16) 13 (2, 29)
     Non-trans women 34 (26, 42) 44 (32, 53) 24 (15, 34) 14 (0.5, 34) 34 (26, 42) 39 (22, 65)
     Genderqueer persons 8 (4, 14) 14 (6, 21) 3 (1, 5) 5 (0, 13) 8 (4, 14) 12 (3, 26)
Sexual behaviours, past yr *
     Received oral sex 47 (37, 56) 60 (46, 71) 37 (26, 48) 61 (32, 85) 47 (37, 56) 66 (43, 83)
     Gave oral sex 51 (41, 60) 61 (48, 73) 45 (35, 57) 57 (30, 86) 51 (41, 60) 72 (55, 88)
     Receptive partner in anal sex 24 (16, 30) 28 (16, 38) 29 (19, 41) 40 (13, 70) 24 (16, 30) 47 (21, 65)
     Insertive partner in anal sex 18 (11, 24) 26 (16, 36) 14 (7, 22) 7 (0.1, 21) 18 (11, 24) 44 (19, 63)
     Receptive partner in genital sex 40 (32, 51) 57 (46, 68) 16 (8, 27) 17 (3, 40) 40 (32, 51) 51 (28, 69)
     Insertive partner in genital sex 46 (36, 55) 55 (43, 66) 32 (21, 44) 23 (3, 49) 46 (36, 55) 49 (27, 76)
Fluid-exposed sexual behaviours, past yr **
     High-risk receptive anal sex 2 (0.3, 4) 0 (0, 0.1) 4 (1, 8) 4 (0, 14) 2 (0.3, 4) 2 (0, 6)
     High-risk insertive anal sex 2 (0.1, 4) 0 (−−, --) 4 (0.3, 9) 0 (−−,--) 2 (0.1, 4) 1 (0, 5)
     High-risk receptive genital sex 6 (1, 11) 7 (1, 14) 3 (0, 14) 4 (0, 13) 6 (1, 11) 0.4 (0, 2)
     High-risk insertive genital sex 9 (4, 15) 0.6 (0, 3) 16 (8, 26) 0 (−−,--) 9 (4, 15) 4 (0.2, 10)
HIV-related sexual risk, past yr
     No risk (no sex) 38 (31, 49) 25 (15, 36) 50 (39, 63) 35 (14, 61) 38 (31, 49) 19 (6, 37)
     Low/moderate risk 48 (38, 57) 69 (57, 79) 31 (20, 40) 60 (34, 83) 48 (38, 57) 76 (58, 90)
     High risk 14 (7, 19) 7 (1, 14) 19 (10, 30) 4 (0, 14) 14 (7, 19) 5 (1, 11)
Had sex while drunk or high, past yr 32 (22, 40) 42 (29, 53) 22 (13, 33) 47 (14, 73) 32 (22, 40) 39 (17, 58)
Ever done sex work or exchange sex 14 (8, 20) 15 (8, 23) 16 (9, 25) 35 (6, 62) 14 (8, 20) 13 (1, 32)
Current sex worker 3 (0.2, 6) 2 (0, 7) 2 (0.4, 4) 8 (0.1,19) 3 (0.2, 6) 0.2 (0,0.6)
  1. * Genital and anal sex could involve penetration with flesh genitals, prostheses or toys, or fingers or hands.
  2. ** High-risk sexual behaviours are defined as involving flesh genitals (no prostheses or toys) and fluid exposure, other than with a long-term seroconcordant monogamous partner.