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Table 5 Socio-demographic, health and lifestyle correlates of higher-risk latent sexual health classes (Women)

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

  Good Sexual Health (n = 3675, 52.4%)Wary Risk-takers (n = 143, 2.0%)Unwary Risk-takers (n = 482, 6.9%)Sexual Function Problems (n = 535, 7.6%)Low Interest (n = 2046, 29.1%)Highly Vulnerable (n = 138, 2.0%)
%%Adjusted RRR
(95% CI)
%Adjusted RRR (95% CI)%Adjusted RRR (95% CI)%Adjusted RRR (95% CI)%Adjusted RRR (95% CI)
Stage(a) socio-demographic factors
 Age16–241412.31.48
(0.90–2.44)
33.21.15
(0.82–1.63)
34.61.08
(0.74–1.56)
12.81.07
(0.77–1.49)
401.47
(0.89–2.41)
25–4444.242.2139.8146.2140.4141.41
45–5421.223.61.19
(0.59–2.39)
18.30.53
(0.31–0.93)
12.61.22
(0.83–1.79)
20.91.18
(0.86–1.61)
11.80.69
(0.28–1.70)
55–7420.721.90.84
(0.30–2.36)
8.70.33
(0.15–0.76)
6.61.23
(0.83–1.82)
25.91.85
(1.39–2.46)
6.80.41
(0.11–1.55)
 EthnicityWhite88.590.1166187.9189.5186.61
Minority11.59.93.78
(2.28–6.25)
340.84
(0.52–1.35)
12.10.95
(0.57–1.59)
10.51.09
(0.73–1.63)
13.51.40
(0.74–2.65)
 Low SES score044.548.8124.1125.4144126.31
1 or 242.440.11.83
(1.07–3.15)
52.81.72
(1.20–2.46)
510.89
(0.66–1.20)
41.31.11
(0.86–1.43)
512.05
(1.14–3.69)
3 to 513.111.22.18
(1.11–4.26)
23.12.70
(1.75–4.17)
23.60.91
(0.59–1.40)
14.71.38
(0.97–1.97)
22.62.31
(1.15–4.64)
 Sexual identityHetero
sexual/ straight
97.794.9192.9197.1196.8192.81
Lesbian/ bisexual/ other2.35.12.72
(0.98–7.55)
7.10.84
(0.37–1.89)
2.92.46
(1.20–5.06)
3.21.65
(0.91–2.99)
7.23.24
(0.99–10.63)
 PartnerMarried/
Co-
habiting
76.483.1136.9129.7179.6122.71
Not co-habiting12.69.22.19
(1.02–4.71)
18.96.09
(3.79–9.79)
280.56
(0.39–0.82)
10.90.77
(0.54–1.09)
28.26.87
(2.79–16.92)
No regular partner117.76.05
(3.41–10.72)
44.211.60
(7.38–18.24)
42.30.51
(0.31–0.85)
9.40.75
(0.52–1.08)
49.214.41
(6.12–33.94)
Stage (b) Health and lifestyle factors
 Alcohol/ drug useno84.781.7169.4169.2182.2155.11
yes15.318.31.98
(1.22–3.22)
30.61.74
(1.24–2.45)
30.81.36
(0.90–2.05)
17.91.34
(0.98–1.83)
44.93.16
(1.92–5.22)
 Depressionno94.178181.8184.7183.7165.61
yes5.9224.01
(1.88–8.56)
18.23.03
(1.68–5.46)
15.311.03
(6.55–18.59)
16.47.11
(4.01–12.61)
34.411.76
(6.37–21.73)
 Age at first sex16+ years82.778.6173.2163.8179148.11
< 16 years17.321.41.78
(1.12–2.83)
26.82.43
(1.74–3.39)
36.21.43
(.99–2.08)
211.60
(1.15–2.22)
51.95.43
(3.31–8.92)
  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