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Table 2 The use of apps and sexual behaviors among app-users

From: The use of geosocial networking smartphone applications and the risk of sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men: a systematic review and meta-analysis

First author (Year) Sexual behaviors APP users
N/Mean %/SD
Goedel (2016)
Duncan (2016)
App-met IAI partners, P3M 1.46 6.27
App-met RAI partners, P3M 1.07 2.45
Rhoton (2016) HIV status on GSN app 2.98 8.96
Ko (2016) Had online sex partners, P3M 352 88.0
Unprotected anal sex online sexual partners, P6M 228 64.8
Unprotected oral sex online sexual partners, P6M 325 88.8
Yeo (2016) Sexual partnering via apps   
0 86 40.4
1–3 91 42.7
> 3 36 16.9
Winetrobe (2014)
Rice (2012)
Number of Grindr-met partners, P1M 1.84 2.92
Ever had sex with a partner met on Grindr 147 75.4
Tang (2016) Number of sex partners found through gay app, P6M   
1–6 680 82.5
> 6 144 17.5
Number of IAI with partners met through gay app, P6M   
0–5 629 76.3
> 6 195 23.7
Condomless anal sex with the last partner met through gay app 338 41.0
Not asked for HIV status of the last gay app partner before met in person 550 66.7
Muessig (2013)
LeGrand (2014)
Use phone to find sex partners 11 50.0
Chow (2016)
Chow (2017)
Meeting partners via mobile apps 723 55.0
Grosskopf (2014) Sex with a man met on the app 35 97.9
UAI with a man met on the app 22 66.7
Only oral or manual sex with a man met on the app 11 47.8
Cao (2017) No. of sex partners found through the platform, P6M   
Single 151 31.0
Multiple 336 69.0
  1. Abbreviations: IAI Insertive anal intercourse, RAI Receptive anal intercourse, GSN Geosocial networking, P1M In the past 1 month, P3M In the past 3 months, P6M In the past 6 months, UAI Unprotected anal intercourse