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Table 3 Bivariate analysis of high and low HIV risk behavior group

From: Knowledge, attitudes, practices about HIV and implications in risk and stigma prevention among French Guianese and Brazilian border inhabitants

Statement (n = 621)Low HIV risk behavior
Frequency
N (row %)
N = 494
High HIV risk behaviora
Frequency
N (row %)
N = 127
p value
Sex
 Male176 (72.4)67 (27.6)0.001
 Female317 (83.9)61 (16.1) 
Sexual orientation
 Heterosexual468 (82.1)102 (17.9)0.045
 Homosexual8 (57.1)6 (42.9) 
 Bisexual5 (71.4)2 (28.6) 
 Missing data12 (40.0)18 (60.0) 
 Mean age at first sexual intercourse [IC95%]]16.03 [15.73–16.34]15.17 [14.5–15.84]0.020
Native language
 French24 (75.0)8 (25.0)0.351
 French Guianese creole54 (85.7)9 (14.3) 
 Portuguese376 (78.7)102 (21.3) 
 Amerindian24 (75.0)8 (25.0) 
 Others15 (93.8)1 (6.2) 
Education level0.567
 Any level to middle school218 (80.4)53 (19.6) 
 High school to University275 (78.6)75 (21.4) 
Income
 Paid employment78 (76.5)24 (23.5)0.012
 Informal work54 (78.3)15 (21.7) 
 Social allowance147 (88.0)20 (12.0) 
 None177 (76.6)54 (23.4) 
 Others32 (69.6)14 (30.4) 
 Missing data5 (83.3)1 (16.7) 
Place of residence
 STGb (French Guiana)209 (82.9)43 (17.1)0.071
 Oiapoque (Brazil)284 (774)84 (223) 
Level of HIV knowledge
 Poor218 (76.8)66 (23.2)0.137
 High275 (81.6)62 (18.4) 
Prior HIV test n = 601
 Yes394 (82.3)85 (17.8)0.012
 No88 (72.1)34 (27.9) 
 Missing Data11 (55)9 (45) 
  1. aHigh HIV risk behavior was defined as a non-systematic use of condoms with casual or commercial sex partners or having more than two sexual partners
  2. bSaint-Georges-de-l’Oyapock