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Table 1 Epidemiological characteristics of cases diagnosed of HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea and lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV), by sexual conduct and sex. Barcelona, 2007–2011

From: Epidemiology of infections by HIV, Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Lymphogranuloma Venereum in Barcelona City: a population-based incidence study

Epidemiological characteristics HIV Syphilis Gonorrhea LGV
Men Women Men Women Men Women Men
1388 172 1033 91 1031 130 150
MSM* MSW** WSM*** MSM* MSW** WSM*** MSM* MSW** WSM*** MSM*
1096 228 172 834 112 91 528 244 130 143
Age
Mean (SD) 34.7 (8.7) 38.6 (12.3) 36.6 (9.9) 36.4 (9.3) 37.3 (12.3) 36.4 (11) 32.7 (7.5) 31.8 (9.4) 31.2 (10) 37.1 (7.5)
Age group (%)
15 – 24 years 120 (10.9) 21 (9.2) 18 (10.5) 49 (5.9) 15 (13.4) 11 (12.1) 57 (10.8) 51 (20.9) 28 (21.5) 3 (3.1)
25 – 34 years 503 (45.9) 80 (35.3) 67 (39) 343 (41.1) 35 (31.3) 33 (36.3) 282 (53.4) 120 (49.2) 61 (46.9) 54 (37.8)
35 – 44 years 346 (31.6) 70 (30.5) 52 (30.2) 311 (37.3) 35 (31.3) 31 (34.1) 150 (28.4) 46 (18.9) 24 (18.5) 65 (45.5)
45 years or older 127 (11.6) 57 (25) 35 (20.3) 131 (15.7) 27 (24.1) 16 (17.6) 39 (7.4) 27 (11.1) 16 (12.3) 21 (14.7)
Country of Birth (%)
Spain 548 (50) 133 (58.3) 86 (50) 421 (50.5) 37 (33) 19 (20.9) 286 (54.2) 134 (54.9) 52 (40) 79 (55.2)
Western Europe, United States, Canada and Australia 131 (12) 8 (3.5) 7 (4.1) 124 (14.9) 7 (6.3) 3 (3.3) 89 (16.9) 13 (5.3) 12 (9.2) 25 (17.5)
Eastern Europe 22 (2) 18 (8.8) 6 (3.5) 18 (2.2) 7 (6.3) 9 (9.9) 13 (2.5) 8 (3.3) 3 (2.3) 2 (1.4)
Latin America 369 (33.7) 43 (18.9) 41 (23.8) 243 (29.1) 31 (27.7) 51 (56) 116 (22) 50 (20.5) 54 (41.5) 35 (24.5)
Sub–saharan Afrika 6 (0.5) 11 (4.8) 25 (14.5) 1 (0.1) 1 (1) 2 (2.2) 1 (0.2) 10 (4.1) 1 (0.8) 0 (0)
Other 19 (1.7) 13 (5.7) 7 (4.1) 17 (2.1) 27 (23.2) 7 (7.7) 10 (1.9) 22 (9) 3 (2.3) 1 (0.7)
Missing 1 (0.1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 10 (1.2) 3 (2.6) 0 (0) 13 (2.5) 7 (2.6) 5 (3.8) 1 (0.7)
Condom use
Yes     201 (24.1) 12 (10.7) 11 (15.5) 96 (18.2) 31 (12.7) 37 (31.6) 12 (8.4)
No     425 (51) 67 (59.8) 37 (40.7) 348 (65.9) 167 (68.4) 65 (58.1) 98 (68.5)
Missing     208 (24.9) 33 (29.5) 43 (47.3) 84 (15.9) 46 (18.9) 25 (19.3) 33 (23.1)
Number of sexual partners           
Median (min – max)     10 (1 – 400) 2 (1 – 60) 1 (1 – 100) 9 (1 – 210) 3 (1 – 50) 2 (1–100) 15 (1 – 100)
  1. *MSM: Men who have sex with men
  2. **MSW: Men who have sex with women
  3. ***WSM: Women who have sex with men
  4. SD Standard deviation
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