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Table 1 Psychosocial and socio-demographic characteristics of sample and their association with three key sexual risk behaviours

From: Can psychosocial and socio-demographic questions help identify sexual risk among heterosexually-active women of reproductive age? Evidence from Britain’s third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3)

   Outcomes:  
  % of sample (weighted) reporting characteristic 2+ sexual partners in the last year (2PP) 2+ sexual partners in the last year without condom use (2PPNC) Non-use of condoms at 1st sex with most recent partner (FSNC) Denominatorsc (unweighted, weighted)
Psychosocial/socio-demographic factor: % reporting outcome Crude OR (95% CI) Adjustedd OR (95% CI) % reporting outcome Crude OR (95% CI) Adjustedd OR (95% CI) % reporting outcome Crude OR (95% CI) Adjustedd OR (95% CI) 4911,3431
Relationship status    p < 0.0001 p < 0.0001   p < 0.0001 p < 0.0001   p = 0.355 p = 0.7458  
 Cohabiting with partner 64.9% (63.4–66.4) 5.6% 1.00 1.00 2.7% 1.00 1.00 41.1% 1.00 1.00 2635,2226
 Stable relationship not cohabiting 17.1% (16.0–18.2) 30.9% 7.73 (6.09–9.82) 5.18 (3.96–6.78) 17.7% 8.98 (6.30–12.8) 6.37 (1.33–9.37) 37.0% 0.78 (0.65–0.93) Not retained in model 1128,585
 Not in relationship but has cohabited 8.6% (7.9–9.5) 49.8% 17.3 (12.9–22.9) 13.3 (9.81–18.1) 30.4% 17.0 (11.7–24.6) 13.4 (8.88–20.2) 48.0% 1.30 (1.04–1.62)   552,296
 Not in relationship & never cohabited 9.4% (8.5–10.3) 53.4% 21.1 (15.8–28.2) 14.2 (10.4–19.2) 29.2% 17.8 (12.4–25.6) 13.5 (8.94–20.5) 36.7% 0.81 (0.64–1.01)   569,321
Sexual identity    p = 0.002 p = 0.7041   p = 0.16 Not entered into model   p = 0.673 Not entered into model  
 Heterosexual 97.7% (97.2–98.2) 21.8% 2.12 (1.33–3.38) Not retained in model 12.3% 1.00   40.4% 0.91 (0.59–1.41)   4781,3348
 Other 2.23% (1.8–2.81 33.1% 1.00   17.4% 1.54 (0.84–2.79)   40.2% 1.00   121, 78
Currently a smoker    p < 0.0001 p = 0.013   p < 0.0001 p = 0.5628   p < 0.0001 p = 0.002  
 Yes 28.3% (27.0–29.8) 31.7% 2.25 (1.91–2.65) 1.32 (1.06–1.63) 18.9% 2.13 (1.73–2.61) Not retained in model 46.2% 1.31 (1.13–1.52) 1.31 (1.10–1.55) 1560,972
 No 71.7% (70.2–73.0) 17.5% 1.00 1.00 9.4% 1.00   37.7% 1.00 1.00 3351,2459
Usually binge-drink at least weekly    p < 0.0001 p < 0.0001   p < 0.0001 p < 0.0001   p < 0.003 p = 0.004  
 Yes 13.9% (12.8–15.2) 40.6% 2.91 (2.34–3.67) 2.11 (1.63–2.73) 26.5% 3.05 (2.37–3.93) 2.00 (1.51–2.64) 47.8% 1.35 (1.111.66) 1.36 (1.10–1.68) 643,428
 No 86.1% (84.8–87.2) 19.5% 1.00 1.00 10.6% 1.00 1.00 39.7% 1.00 1.00 3748,2643
Ever used non-prescribed drugs    p < 0.0001 p = 0.012   p < 0.0001 p = 0.018   p = 0.274 p = 0.6288***  
 Yes 39.4% (37.7–41.0) 28.3% 1.88 (1.61–2.20) 1.31 (1.06–1.61) 17.1% 2.00 (1.62–2.48) 1.34 (1.05–1.71) 44.0% 1.08 (0.94–1.25) Not retained in model 2875,1347
 No 60.6% (59.0-62.3) 17.6% 1.00   9.0% 1.00 1.00 37.8% 1.00   2024, 2075
First heterosexual intercourse at <16 years of agea    p < 0.0001 p < 0.0001   p < 0.0001 p < 0.0001   p = 0.003 p < 0.0001  
 Yes 50.2% (48.6–51.9) 27.9% 2.21 (1.86–2.63) 1.58 (1.26–1.96) 16.6% 2.66 (2.09–3.38) 2.00 (1.53–2.63) 43.0% 1.23 (1.07–1.41) 1.45 (1.23–1.70) 2756,1724
 No 49.8% (48.1–21.4) 14.6% 1.00 1.00 6.9% 1.00 1.00 37.0% 1.00 1.00 2155,1707
Didn’t live with both natural (birth) parents to age 14    p < 0.0001 p = 0.1283   p = 0.013 p = 0.3855   p = 0.201b p = 0.079  
 Yes 73.2% (71.8–74.5) 26.8% 1.64 (1.40–1.91) Not retained in model 11.4% 1.31 (1.06–1.62) Not retained in model 39.7% 1.10 (0.95–1.28) 1.16 (0.98–1.37) 1516,920
 No 26.8% (25.5–28.2) 19.9% 1.00   14.6% 1.00   42.0% 1.00 1.00 3395,2511
Received treatment for depression in last 12 months    p = 0.0002 p = 0.3394   p < 0.0001 p = 0.07   p = 0.012 p = 0.2312  
 Yes 12.7% (11.6–13.8) 27.3% 1.55 (1.23–1.95) Not retained in model 17.8% 1.75 (1.32–2.32) 1.39 (0.97–1.99) 48.2% 1.3 (1.06–1.59) Not retained in model 662,435
 No 87.3% (86.2–88.4) 21.2% 1.00   11.6% 1.00 1.00 39.2% 1.0   4247,2994
Belong to any religion now    p < 0.0001 p = 0.057   p < 0.0001 p = 0.4272   p = 0.169 Not entered into model  
 Yes 46.3% (44.6–48.0) 17.7% 1.70 (1.44–2.01) 1.23 (0.99–1.51) 10.3% 1.52 (1.23–1.88) Not retained in model 41.6% 0.91 (0.79–1.04)   2107,1584
 No 53.8% (52.1–55.4) 25.3% 1.00 1.00 14.0% 1.00   39.5% 1.00   2796,1842
Most recent partner’s ethnicity    p < 0.0001 p = 0.1496   p = 0.016 p = 0.3926   p = 0.085 Not entered into model****  
 White 86.1% (84.8–87.3) 21.6% 1.00 Not retained in model 12.3% 1.00 Not retained in model 39.5% 1.00   4248,2951
 Asian British 5.6% (4.8–6.6) 11.7% 0.53 (0.34–0.83)   6.8% 0.63 (0.34–1.17)   55.6% 2.06 (1.54–2.76)   240,193
 Black British 4.5% (3.8–5.3) 30.8% 1.61 (1.14–2.28)   14.1% 1.30 (0.82–2.06)   42.1% 1.10 (0.79–1.53)   221,152
 Other 3.81% (3.2–4.5) 33.3% 2.09 (1.46–3.00)   18.8% 1.95 (1.26–3.03)   39.6% 1.07 (0.75–1.54)   195,130
Age group    p < 0.0001 p < 0.0001   p < 0.0001 p < 0.0001   p < 0.0001 p < 0.0001  
 16–24 years 26.8% (25.5–28.1) 36.6% 1.00 1.00 20.3% 1.00 1.00 35.4% 1.00 1.00 1657,918
 25–34 years 36.0% (34.5–37.5) 16.2% 0.30(0.25–0.36) 0.62 (0.50–0.78) 9.5% 0.39 (0.31–0.48) 0.84 (0.631.12) 39.8% 1.22 (1.05–1.43) 1.31 (1.11–1.55) 2215,1235
 35–44 years 37.3% (35.6–39.0) 11.4% 0.18 (0.14–0.24) 0.55 (0.40–0.76) 5.7% 0.18 (0.13–0.26) 0.53 (0.340.81) 49.6% 1.89 (1.58–2.26) 2.22 (1.81–2.72) 1039,1278
Ethnicity    p < 0.0001 p = 0.987   p = 0.517 p = 0.9339   p = 0.019 p < 0.0001  
 White 86.7% (85.4–87.8) 22.0% 1.00 Not retained in model 12.6% 1.00 Not retained in model 39.3% 1.00 1.00 4304,2969
 Asian British 5.8% (5.01–6.8) 11.7% 0.49 (0.31–0.78)   5.0% 0.39 (0.19–0.78)   56.6% 2.10 (1.57–2.81) 2.89 (2.04–4.08) 239,200
 Black British 3.6% (3.0-4.3) 29.9% 1.45 (0.97-2.17)   14.2% 1.12 (0.65-1.94)   47.7% 1.38 (0.94-2.03) 1.10 (2.61) 157,122
 Other 3.9% (3.4–4.6) 27.7% 1.65 (1.12–2.42)   14.3% 1.44 (0.86–2.44)   38.6% 1.03 (0.72–1.49) 0.83 (1.80) 202,135
Currently renting home    p < 0.0001 p = 0.011   p < 0.0001 p = 0.09   p = 0.325b p = 0.077  
 Yes 47.6% (45.9–49.4 26.4% 2.10 (1.78–2.49) 1.31 (1.06–1.60) 15.2% 2.18 (1.76–2.71) 1.24 (0.97–1.59) 42.2% 1.07 (0.93–1.23) 1.15 (0.98–1.35) 2625,1626
 No 52.4% (50.6–54.2) 16.9% 1.00 1.00 9.1% 1.00 1.00 38.2% 1.00   2261,1790
  1. ***Entered into model as significant effect found (p = 0.007) after controlling for age group and ethnicity
  2. ****Not entered into model as non-sig (p = 0.884) after controlling for ethnicity of respondent
  3. aIncluding those who reported experiencing first heterosexual intercourse <13 years of age
  4. bStatistically significant interaction between not living with both birth parents to age 14 and housing tenure
  5. cTotals vary due to small frequencies of missing data
  6. dAdjusted for all other variables in the model