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Table 3 Socio-demographic, health and lifestyle characteristics

From: The Study of the Prevention of Anal Cancer (SPANC): design and methods of a three-year prospective cohort study

  Overall (n=350) HIV positive (n=101) HIV negative (n=249)
  n % n % n %
Age       
Median (IQR) 49 (42–55) 49 (43–54) 49 (42–56)
Mean (SD) 49.6 (9.3) 48.7 (7.4) 49.9 (9.9)
 35 – 44 years 110 31.4 31 30.7 79 31.7
 45 – 54 years 143 40.9 47 46.5 96 38.6
 55 + years 97 27.7 23 22.8 74 29.7
Country of birth       
 Australia 234 66.9 72 71.3 162 65.1
 New Zealand 21 6.0 6 5.9 15 6.0
 Other 95 27.1 23 22.8 72 28.9
Ethnic background       
 Anglo- Celtic 292 83.4 80 79.2 212 85.1
 Aboriginal/Torres Strait 5 1.4 2 2.0 3 1.2
 Other 53 15.1 19 18.8 34 13.7
Highest level of education       
 High School 67 19.1 24 23.8 43 17.3
 Tertiary diploma or trade1 84 24.0 28 27.7 56 22.5
 Undergraduate degree 86 24.6 28 27.7 58 23.3
 Postgraduate degree 113 32.3 21 20.8 92 37.0
Work situation       
 Full/Part time/self-employed 254 72.6 66 65.4 188 75.5
 Unemployed 17 4.9 4 4.0 13 5.2
 Retired 57 16.3 22 21.8 35 14.1
 Other 2 22 6.3 9 8.9 13 5.2
Weekly income (AU$)       
 <200 24 6.9 7 6.9 17 6.8
 200-499 59 16.9 29 28.7 30 12.1
 500-999 61 17.4 23 22.8 38 15.3
 1000—1499 61 17.4 12 11.9 49 19.7
 ≥1500 140 40.0 29 28.7 111 44.6
Missing responses 5 1.4 1 1.0 4 1.6
Currently in a relationship       
 No 155 44.3 54 53.5 101 40.6
 Yes, with male partner 191 54.6 45 44.6 146 58.6
 Yes, with female partner 4 1.1 2 2.0 2 0.80
Smoking status       
 Never 193 55.1 44 43.6 149 59.8
 Past 108 30.9 35 34.7 73 29.3
 Current 49 14.0 22 21.8 27 10.8
Alcohol consumption       
 Never 28 8.0 9 8.9 19 7.6
 < once a week 81 23.1 33 32.7 48 19.3
 1-2 days a week 86 24.6 17 16.8 69 27.7
 3-4 days a week 61 17.4 21 20.8 40 16.1
 5-6 days a week 51 14.6 12 11.9 39 15.7
 Every day 43 12.3 9 8.9 34 13.7
Recreational drug use in the past 6 months 3
 No 95 27.1 19 18.8 76 30.5
 Yes 255 72.9 82 81.2 173 69.5
  1. 1Technical and further education; 2Other includes: Student, looking after family/friend, disabled/sick, doing unpaid work; 3Drug use includes; marijuana, amyl, cocaine, ecstasy, speed, crystal methamphetamine, LSD, Special K, heroin, GHB, Viagra, other drugs.