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Table 2 Characteristics of study participants, by self-reported previous-year use of poppers during sexual intercourse with regular 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 regular partners
  Yes (n = 80)
No. (%)
No (n = 269)
No. (%)
Odds Ratio
(95% CI)
Has regular sex partner 54 (67.5) 184 (68.4) 1.0 (0.5–1.7)
No regular sex partner 26 (32.5) 85 (31.6)  
Any anal intercourse with regular partner 51 (94.4) 154 (86.5) 2.6 (0.8–14.3)
No anal intercourse with regular partner 3 (5.6) 24 (13.5)  
Receptive anal intercourse (RAI) with regular partner 46 (85.2) 140 (79.6) 1.5 (0.6–3.9)
No RAI with regular partner 8 (14.8) 36 (20.5)  
Unprotected RAI with regular partner 30 (65.2) 108 (77.1) 0.6 (0.3–1.2)
No unprotected RAI with regular partner 16 (34.8) 32 (22.9)  
Insertive anal intercourse (IAI) with regular partner 45 (83.3) 131 (75.3) 1.6 (0.7–4.1)
No IAI with regular partner 9 (16.7) 43 (24.7)  
Unprotected IAI with regular partner 26 (57.8) 105 (80.2) 0.3 (0.2–0.8)
No unprotected IAI with regular partner 19 (42.2) 26 (19.9)