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Table 4 Socio-demographic, health and lifestyle correlates of higher-risk latent sexual health classes (Men)

From: Latent class analysis of sexual health markers among men and women participating in a British probability sample survey

  Good Sexual HealthSexual Function ProblemsWary Risk-takersUnwary Risk-takers
(n = 4112, 83.1%(n = 458, 8.8%)(n = 270, 3.8%)(n = 273, 4.3%)
%%Adjusted RRR%Adjusted RRR%Adjusted RRR
(95% CI)(95% CI)(95% CI)
Stage (a) Sociodemographic factors
 Age16–2414.213.60.59 (0.41–0.85)35.81.26 (0.85–1.87)20.60.64 (0.43–0.95)
25–4440.848.41401361
45–5420.416.80.67 (0.43–1.03)10.10.55 (0.26–1.17)24.41.65 (1.03–2.63)
55–7424.621.30.78 (0.54–1.14)14.10.89 (0.49–1.62)191.29 (0.80–2.08)
 EthnicityWhite88.487.3175.2189.21
Minority11.612.71.31 (0.78–2.19)24.82.60 (1.63–4.12)10.80.94 (0.51–1.73)
 Low SES score05051127.91371
1 or 23939.20.88 (0.65–1.20)461.30 (0.82–2.06)44.71.34 (0.93–1.95)
3 to 5119.80.74 (0.46–1.19)26.12.28 (1.33–3.91)18.31.63 (1.00–2.65)
 Sexual identityHeterosexual/straight98.194.5185.4197.41
Gay/bisexual/other1.95.53.65 (1.97–6.76)14.79.23 (4.17–20.47)2.60.83 (0.24–2.83)
 PartnerMarried/cohabiting75.869.1131.7142.21
Not cohabiting11.214.81.76 (1.21–2.57)16.32.83 (1.64–4.87)25.95.18 (3.34–8.04)
No regular partner1316.11.61 (1.14–2.28)527.29 (4.72–11.27)325.49 (3.62–8.32)
Stage (b) Health and lifestyle factors
 Alcohol/drug abuseno78.972.7154.7159.41
yes21.127.31.41 (1.03–1.92)45.32.18 (1.50–3.16)40.62.22 (1.59–3.11)
 Depressionno93.279.5186.8186.71
yes6.820.55.06 (3.41–7.51)13.21.72 (1.04–2.85)13.31.78 (1.10–2.87)
 Age at first sex16+ years73.673.6156.9150.51
< 16 years26.426.41.00 (0.74–1.35)43.11.73 (1.15–2.59)49.52.59 (1.89–3.55)
  1. At stage (a) RRRs mutually adjusted for all other socio-demographic factors, stage (b) RRRs adjusted for socio-demographic factors in stage (a), but not mutually adjusted for other health/lifestyle factors. Bold font highlights statistically significant difference (p < .05) from the reference group. Percentages and RRRs allow for complex survey design features
  2. SES socio-economic status (score of lowest household income quintile, no educational qualifications, unemployed; highest area deprivation quintile). RRR relative risk ratio, CI confidence intervals where Good Sexual Health is the reference group