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Table 2 Factors associated with increased prevalence of high risk behavioursa (condom not used in last sex and/or 3+ sexual partners in past 12 months): b age adjusted, among testers

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 Females
  High risk sexual behaviorsa (n = 939) STI diagnosisb (n = 572) High risk sexual behaviours (n = 1381) STI diagnosisb (n = 1017)
  % Adjusted ORb p-value Adjusted ORb p-value % Adjusted ORb p-value Adjusted ORb p-value
Age groups           
 16–19 years 42 % 1   1   35 % 1   1  
 20–24 years 33 % 1.74 (1.21,2.50) 0.003 1.12 (0.66,1.90) 0.680 34 % 1.68 (1.27,2.23) <0.001 1.39 (0.96,2.01) 0.082
 25+ years 25 % 2.06 (1.37, 3.11) 0.001 2.12 (1.27,3.52) 0.004 31 % 2.61 (1.91,3.56) <0.001 1.60 (1.11,2.32) 0.012
Education           
 < high school 46 % 1.08 (0.78,1.49) 0.637 1.18 (0.78,1.78) 0.444 49 % 1.38 (1.08,1.76) 0.011 1.40 (1.05,1.86) 0.022
Sexual identity           
 Gay/Bisexual 7 % 1.67 (0.81,3.46) 0.165 2.73 (1.52,4.90) 0.001 3 % 1.26 (0.57,2.78) 0.570 1.02 (0.47,2.22) 0.968
Age at sexual debut           
 <16 years old 79 % 1.89 (1.28,2.79) 0.001 0.98 (0.60,1.60) 0.922 67 % 2.00 (1.53, 2.58) <0.001 1.60 (1.16,2.18) 0.004
Condom used last sex           
 No 62 % 1.54 (0.98,2.40) 0.058 68 % 1.96 (1.39,2.77) <0.001
Sex partners in past year           
 3 or more 39 % 1.66 (1.11,2.49) 0.013 21 % 1.78 (1.29,2.45) <0.001
Current smoker           
 Yes 44 % 1.45 (1.05,2.00) 0.025 1.41 (0.94,2.11) 0.098 54 % 1.16 (0.91,1.49) 0.229 1.16 (0.88,1.54) 0.300
Alcohol intake           
 >7+ 49 % 1.85 (1.34,2.53) <0.001 1.04 (0.69,1.55) 0.857 37 % 1.44 (1.11,1.87) 0.006 0.98 (0.74,1.31) 0.912
Drunk/high last sex           
 Yes 63 % 2.39 (1.68, 3.40) <0.001 2.27 (1.51,3.42) <0.001 57 % 2.00 (1.48,2.65) <0.001 1.74 (1.29,2.35) <0.001
Methamphetamine used           
 Yes 17 % 2.25 (1.33,3.79) 0.002 2.93 (1.84,4.67) <0.001 10 % 2.14 (1.32,3.48) 0.002 1.80 (1.16,2.80) 0.009
Ecstasy used           
 Yes 20 % 3.00 (1.79,5.03) <0.001 2.98 (1.92,4.62) <0.001 12 % 2.03 (1.30,3.18) 0.002 2.46 (1.63,3.70) <0.001
Cannabis used           
 Yes 40 % 2.16 (1.53,3.05) <0.001 1.86 (1.24,2.79) 0.003 36 % 1.94 (1.48,2.55) <0.001 1.43 (1.07,1.91) <0.001