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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants, by self-reported previous-year use of poppers during sexual intercourse with casual partners (n = 349)

From: Nitrite inhalant use among young gay and bisexual men in Vancouver during a period of increasing HIV incidence

  Poppers use with casual partners
  Yes (n = 80)
No. (%)
No (n = 269)
No. (%)
Odds Ratio
(95% CI)
Has casual partner(s) 75 (96.2) 159 (59.1) 17.3 (5.4–87.5)
No casual partner(s) 3 (3.9) 110 (40.9)  
Any anal intercourse with casual partner 70 (93.3) 103 (67.3) 6.8 (2.5–22.8)
No anal intercourse with casual partner 5 (6.7) 50 (32.7)  
Receptive anal intercourse (RAI) with casual partner 58 (77.3%) 75 (50.0%) 3.4 (1.8–6.8)
No RAI with casual partner 17 (22.7%) 75 (50.0%)  
Unprotected RAI with casual partner 25 (43.1) 26 (34.7) 1.4 (0.7–3.1)
No unprotected RAI with casual partner 33 (56.9) 49 (65.3)  
Insertive anal intercourse (IAI) with casual partner 60 (80.0) 88 (57.9) 2.9 (1.5–6.0)
No IAI with casual partner 15 (20.0) 64 (42.1)  
Unprotected IAI with casual partner 29 (48.3) 29 (33.0) 1.9 (0.9–3.9)
No unprotected IAI with casual partner 31 (51.7) 59 (67.1)