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Table 3 The relationship between CSA and number of HIV-risk behaviors and experiencesa

From: The prevalence and impact of childhood sexual abuse on HIV-risk behaviors among men who have sex with men (MSM) in India

  Recent scoreb Lifetime scorec
RR 95 % CI p-value aRRd 95 % CI p-value RR 95 % CI p-value aRRe 95 % CI p-value
CSA 1.22 1.14–1.30 <0.001 1.21 1.14–1.28 <0.001 2.37 2.03–2.76 <0.001 2.04 1.75–2.38 <0.001
Age (by 5 years) 1.00 0.98–1.03 0.789 -- --   1.09 1.06–1.12 <0.001 1.06 1.03–1.08 <0.001
Sexual identity
Panthi REF   REF   REF   REF  
Kothi 1.07 0.93–1.24 0.343 1.10 0.93–1.09 0.939 2.34 2.04–2.69 <0.001 1.77 1.60–1.96 <0.001
Double Deckers (DD) 1.13 1.03–1.24 0.012 1.14 1.02–1.27 0.035 1.52 1.25–1.84 <0.001 1.32 1.12–1.54 0.001
Gay 0.96 0.81–1.14 0.667 0.90 0.75–1.07 0.342 1.14 0.86–1.51 0.354 0.99 0.78–1.26 0.925
MSM 1.10 0.72–1.67 0.652 1.02 0.69–1.50 0.661 1.08 0.74–1.57 0.688 1.07 0.76–1.49 0.697
Bisexual 1.11 0.99–1.23 0.062 1.14 1.04–1.24 0.018 1.28 1.07–1.53 0.007 1.19 0.99–1.43 0.057
  1. a: With scaled RDS-II weights
  2. b: Recent behaviors include: unprotected anal intercourse, high number of male sexual partners (6 or more), high number of female sexual partners (3 or more), hazardous alcohol use, injection drug use, non-injection drug use, and sex work. With the exception of hazardous alcohol use, which is in the prior 2 weeks, all other behaviors are within the prior 6 months
  3. c: Lifetime behaviors/experiences include: high number of male sexual partners (55 or more), high number of female sexual partners (20 or more), ever injection drug use, ever sex work, ever intimate partner violence, and early sexual debut (under 15 years old)
  4. d: Adjusted for sexual identity
  5. e: Adjusted for sexual identity and age
  6. RR rate ratio, aRR adjusted rate ratio
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