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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of Hombre Seguro participants by intervention group at baseline (n = 400)

From: Hombre Seguro(Safe Men): a sexual risk reduction intervention for male clients of female sex workers

Variable Total (n = 400) Hombre Seguro(n = 200) Didactic Control (n = 200) p**
Sociodemographics     
Age (years) 37 (30, 45) 37 (30, 44) 38 (30, 45.75) .26
Hispanic (v. non-Hispanic) 350 (87.5%) 174 (87.0%) 176 (88.0%) .76
U.S.-born 82 (20.5%) 43 (21.5%) 39 (19.5%) .62
Live in U.S. (v. Mexico) 197 (49.3%) 100 (50.0%) 97 (48.5%) .76
Ever deported from U.S. 136 (34.0%) 71 (35.5%) 65 (32.5%) .53
Married/common law 126 (31.5%) 60 (30.0%) 66 (33.0%) .52
Has a wife, steady partner, or girlfriend 186 (46.5%) 93 (46.5%) 93 (46.5%) 1.00
Resides with spouse or steady partner 108 (27.0%) 52 (26.0%) 56 (28.0%) .65
# of years of education 9 (7, 12) 9 (6, 12) 9 (7, 12) .69
Has children 276 (69.0%) 129 (64.5%) 147 (73.5%) .05
Employed 250 (62.5%) 131 (65.5%) 119 (59.5%) .22
Annual income 18 K (8 K, 30 K) 19 K (9 K, 35 K) 18 K (8 K, 27 K) .48
Bisexual (v. Heterosexual) 44 (11.0%) 22 (11.0%) 22 (11.0%) 1.00
Jailed* 77 (19.3%) 38 (19.0%) 39 (19.5%) .90
Parole* 19 (4.8%) 11 (5.5%) 8 (4.0%) .48
Alcohol and Drug Risks     
AUDIT score ≥ 8 197 (49.3%) 103 (51.5%) 94 (47.0%) .37
Ever used any illicit drug 373 (93.3%) 183 (91.5%) 190 (95.0%) .16
Recently used any illicit drug* 321 (80.3%) 158 (79.0% 163 (81.5%) .88
Sexual Risks     
Drunk during sex with a FSW*     
Never 167 (41.8%) 79 (39.5%) 88 (44.0%) .46
Once in a while 80 (20.0%) 42 (21.0%) 38 (19.0%)  
Fairly often 91 (22.8%) 43 (21.5%) 48 (24.0%)  
Very often 62 (15.5%) 36 (18.0%) 26 (13.0%)  
“High” on drugs during sex with a FSW*     
Never 100 (25.0%) 51 (25.5%) 49 (24.5%) .83
Once in a while 30 (7.5%) 17 (8.5%) 13 (6.5%)  
Fairly often 101 (25.3%) 51 (25.5%) 50 (25.0%)  
Very often 169 (42.3%) 81 (40.5%) 88 (44.0%)  
# Times had vaginal/anal sex with a FSW* 4.5 (2, 10) 4.5 (2, 9) 4.5 (2, 10) .67
# Unprotected vaginal/anal sex acts with a FSW* 3.0 (2, 7) 3.0 (2, 6) 3.0 (2, 8) .77
# Unprotected vaginal/anal sex acts with a spouse/steady partner*a 21.5 (8, 50) 20 (8, 52.5) 24 (8.5, 48) .60
# Unprotected vaginal/anal sex acts with non-commercial casual partners* 4 (2, 10) 5 (2, 11.5) 4 (2, 10) .73
HIV/STI Services and Laboratory Results     
Ever had an HIV test 180 (45.0%) 87 (43.5%) 93 (46.5%) .55
Tested positive for any STI 31 (7.8%) 14 (7.0%) 17 (8.5%) .58
Tested positive for Syphilis 12 (3.0%) 6 (3.0%) 6 (3.0%) .80
Tested positive for Gonorrhea 2 (<1%) 1 (<1%) 1 (<1%) 1.00
Tested positive for Chlamydia 19 (4.8%) 8 (4.0%) 11 (5.5%) .48
  1. Notes: *past four months;
  2. **Chi-square tests for categorical variables and t-tests for continuous variables.
  3. aamong those with a wife, steady partner, or girlfriend (n = 186).
  4. Numbers associated with continuous variables represent medians and interquartile ranges.