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Table 1 Characteristics of the sexually active study population (n = 2320) by poly-drugs (including methamphetamine, ecstasy, cannabis, cocaine, heroin, petrol, fantasy, benzo, ketamine, LSD-acid

From: Individual and population level impacts of illicit drug use, sexual risk behaviours on sexually transmitted infections among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: results from the GOANNA survey

  Males (n = 939) Females (n = 1381)
  No drug N = 479 (51 %) 1-drug N = 237 (24 %) 2-drugs N = 85 (9 %) 3-drugs N = 50 (5 %) 4+ drugs N = 88 (9 %) No drug 812 (59 %) 1-drug 350 (25 %) 2-drugs 101 (7 %) 3-drugs 44 (3 %) 4+ drugs 74 (5 %)
Age groups           
 16–19 years 219 (45.72) 95 (40.08) 32 (37.65) 18 (36.00) 31 (35.23) 287 (35.34) 120 (34.29) 34 (33.66) 14 (31.82) 21 (28.38)
 20–24 years 157 (32.78) 75 (31.65) 30 (35.29) 15 (30.00) 31 (35.23) 264 (32.51) 128 (36.57) 35 (34.65) 17 (38.64) 31 (41.89)
 25–29 years 103 (21.50) 67 (28.27) 23 (27.06) 17 (34.00) 26 (29.55) 261 (32.14) 102 (29.14) 32 (31.68) 13 (29.55) 22 (29.73)
Education           
 <high school 236 (49.27) 144 (60.76) 51 (60.00) 24 (48.00) 54 (49.27) 236 (49.27) 144 (60.76) 51 (60.00) 24 (48.00) 54 (61.36)
Age at sex           
 <16 years 372 (77.66) 191 (80.59) 69 (81.18) 41 (82.00) 68 (77.27) 502 (61.82) 248 (70.86) 76 (75.25) 36 (81.82) 58 (78.38)
Condom used in last sex           
 No 268 (55.95) 155 (65.40) 56 (65.88) 40 (80.00) 64 (72.73) 521 (64.16) 249 (71.14) 73 (72.28) 36 (81.82) 60 (81.08)
Sexual identity           
 Gay/Bisexual 18 (3.76) 18 (7.59) 7 (8.24) 4 (8.00) 20 (22.73) 16 (1.97) 13 (3.71) 5 (4.95) 4 (9.09) 3 (4.05)
Last person sex with           
 Boyfriend/girlfriend 319 (66.60) 128 (54.01) 39 (45.88) 19 (38.00) 36 (40.91) 567 (69.83) 238 (68.00) 52 (51.49) 26 (59.09) 41 (55.41)
 Someone just met 68 (14.20) 45 (18.66) 24 (28.24) 11 (22.00) 27 (30.68) 56 (6.90) 28 (8.00) 16 (15.84) 8 (18.18) 8 (10.81)
 Other 92 (19.21) 64 (27.00) 22 (25.88) 20 (40.00) 25 (28.41) 189 (23.28) 84 (24.00) 33 (32.67) 10 (22.73) 15 (33.78)
Number of sexual partners           
 3+ 153 (31.94) 96 (40.51) 46 (54.12) 24 (48.00) 49 (55.68) 116 (14.29) 88 (25.14) 38 (37.62) 15 (34.09) 34 (45.95)
Current smoker           
 Yes 122 (25.47) 140 (59.07) 52 (61.18) 31 (62.00) 65 (73.86) 265 (32.64) 216 (61.71) 64 (63.37) 33 (75.00) 56 (75.68)
Alcohol intake           
 >7+ drinks/week 214 (44.68) 128 (54.01) 50 (58.82) 26 (52.00) 46 (52.27) 272 (33.50) 159 (45.43) 42 (41.58) 14 (31.82) 25 (33.78)
Drunk/high last sex           
 Yes 117 (24.43) 116 (48.95) 40 (47.06) 28 (56.00) 60 (68.18) 191 (23.52) 110 (31.43) 50 (49.50) 20 (45.45) 41 (55.41)
Diagnosed with STIa           
 Yes 37 (14.07) 33 (21.29) 18 (28.57) 15 (40.54) 23 (42.59) 126 (21.69) 77 (27.70) 26 (32.10) 14 (40.00) 22 (52.38)
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