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Table 1 Weighted sociodemographics, social factors, and mental health and substance use outcomes among Ontario bisexuals age 16 and over (n = 387)

From: Occurrence of multiple mental health or substance use outcomes among bisexuals: a respondent-driven sampling study

  n % 95 % CI
Sociodemographics
 Age (N = 383)    
  16-24 96 27.7 (19.0, 36.4)
  25-34 168 43.9 (35.0, 52.7)
  35-44 75 16.8 (10.8, 22.8)
  45+ 44 11.7 (3.8, 19.6)
 Gender (N = 384)    
  Cisgender woman 214 58.0 (48.5, 67.6)
  Cisgender man 73 24.9 (16.4, 33.4)
  Trans womana 26 4.5 (1.3, 7.7)
  Trans mana 71 12.6 (8.1, 17.0)
 Ethnoracial background (N = 385)    
  Aboriginal 37 7.6 (3.8, 11.3)
  Non-Aboriginal racialized 59 15.7 (8.0, 23.4)
  Non-Aboriginal non-racialized 289 76.7 (68.8, 84.6)
 Sexual orientation self-identity (N = 387)    
  Bisexual only 69 25.2 (17.4, 33.0)
  Bisexual and other identity/iesb 167 38.7 (30.3, 47.1)
  Other identity/ies onlyb 151 36.0 (28.1, 43.9)
 Residence (N = 380)    
  Metropolitan Toronto 180 53.2 (44.1, 62.4)
  Ontario, not in Toronto 200 46.8 (37.6, 55.9)
Social equity factors
 Education (N = 384)    
  High school or less 37 9.7 (4.8, 14.7)
  ≥ Some postsecondary school 114 29.9 (21.7, 38.0)
  Bachelor’s degree 127 39.1 (30.8, 47.3)
  ≥ Some graduate education 106 21.3 (15.6, 27.1)
 Income-to-needs ratio quartile (N = 376)    
  ≤ $12,500/person/yr 103 26.0 (18.8, 33.2)
  > $12,500 to $23,333/person/yr 82 22.5 (14.7, 30.2)
  > $23,333 to < $35,000/person/yr 80 22.5 (16.2, 28.9)
  ≥ $35,000/person/yr 111 29.0 (20.0, 38.0)
 Perceived discrimination quartile (N = 387)    
  0-3 80 25.3 (18.6, 33.9)
  4-10 107 28.8 (21.7, 36.0)
  11-18 90 21.8 (16.0, 27.5)
  19-108 110 23.1 (16.9, 29.4)
 Anti-bisexual experiences quartile (N = 383)    
  31-49 82 27.6 (19.3, 35.9)
  50-63 77 23.4 (15.6, 31.3)
  64-85 100 24.5 (18.3, 30.8)
  86-188 114 24.4 (17.9, 30.9)
 Childhood abuse (N = 387)    
  Yes 200 43.6 (36.9, 50.4)
  No 187 56.4 (49.6, 63.1)
Mental health and substance use
 Depression (PHQ-9 ≥ 10) 114/383 29.7 (21.9, 37.6)
 Anxiety (OASIS ≥ 8) 118/387 30.6 (22.8, 38.5)
 Suicide ideation, past yr 83/387 18.4 (12.9, 24.0)
 Problem drinking (AUDIT ≥ 5) 114/351 30.1 (22.2, 37.9)
 Polysubstance usec 107/387 21.7 (15.6, 27.7)
 Number of outcomes (N = 387)    
  0 132 37.2 (29.4, 44.9)
  1 91 25.3 (19.5, 31.0)
  2 81 18.6 (13.3, 23.9)
  3 55 13.3 (8.0, 18.6)
  4 22 4.5 (1.8, 7.2)
  5 6 1.2 (0.2, 2.3)
 3 or more outcomes 83 19.0 (12.9, 25.1)
 Outcome combinations (N = 387)    
  <3 outcomes 304 81.0 (74.9, 87.1)
  Depr. + Anx. + Suic. 19 4.6 (1.6, 7.6)
  Depr. + Anx. + Drink. 6 2.5 (0.0, 5.3)
  Depr. + Anx. + Polysub. 6 1.9 (0.0, 4.6)
  Depr. + Suic. + Drink. 2 0.3 (0.0, 0.8)
  Depr. + Suic. + Polysub. 1 0.1 (0.0, 0.2)
  Depr. + Drink. + Polysub. 8 2.3 (0.4, 4.2)
  Anx. + Suic. + Prob. Drink. 0 0 --
  Anx. + Suic. + Polysub. 5 0.6 (0.0, 1.3)
  Anx. + Drink. + Polysub. 6 0.9 (0.1, 1.8)
  Suic. + Drink. + Polysub. 2 0.1 (0.0, 0.2)
  Depr. + Anx. + Suic. + Drink. 7 2.0 (0.1, 4.0)
  Depr. + Anx. + Suic. + Polysub. 7 0.9 (0.0, 2.1)
  Depr. + Anx. + Drink. + Polysub. 5 0.7 (0.0, 1.4)
  Depr. + Suic. + Drink. + Polysub. 3 0.9 (0.0, 1.9)
  Anx. + Suic. + Drink. + Polysub. 0 0 --
  All 5 outcomes 6 1.2 (0.2, 2.3)
  1. aIncludes those who identify as genderqueer, bigender, 2-Spirit or other non-male, non-female identities
  2. bExamples of other identities included pansexual, lesbian, gay, queer, etc.
  3. cPast-year use of two or more illicit substances for non-medical use, excluding marijuana