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Table 1 Study population, with comparison of Black and Latinx MSM

From: What’s PrEP?: peer navigator acceptability among minority MSM in Washington

Variablenon-Latinx Black
n = 32
(N, % or median, IQR)
Latinx
n = 63
(N, % or median, IQR)
P-value
Sociodemographic factors
Sexual orientation< .001
 Gay15 (47)54 (86) 
 Straight2 (6)0 (0) 
 Bisexual13 (41)6 (9) 
 Queer2 (6)3 (5) 
Age (years)42.5 (30–54.5)29 (25–34)<.001
Education0.06
  < high school4 (13)3 (5) 
 high school8 (25)7 (11) 
 some college15 (47)26 (42) 
 college3 (9)19 (31) 
 graduate school2 (6)7 (11) 
Insured (yes)29 (91)42 (67)0.01
Income0.32
 $0–$150018 (56)28 (45) 
 $1501–$35006 (19)21 (33) 
  > $35008 (25)14 (22) 
Foreign Born (yes)2 (6)30 (48)< 0.001
Current PrEP use and interest
 Currently taking PrEP (yes)8 (25)25 (40) 
 Interested but not taking PrEP8 (25)18 (28)0.19
 Not interested in taking PrEP16 (50)20 (32) 
Ever prescribed PrEP (yes)8 (23)27 (77)0.32
Ever taken PrEP (yes)8 (21)31 (79)0.02
Mental health
 Stigma score8 (3–12)11 (8–14)0.004
 PHQ-9 score7 (3–10)7.5 (4–12.5)0.16
 DAST score1 (0–6)1 (0–2)0.13
 AUDIT score5 (3–15)5.5 (4–11)0.98
Healthcare factors
 Regular medical provider (yes)21 (66)38 (60)0.30
 Disclosed sexual orientation to provider (yes)13 (41)34 (54)0.01
Sexual health
 Ever tested for HIV29 (91)58 (92)0.81
 Time since last HIV testa
   < 3 months16 (55)35 (60)0.82
  3–6 months5 (17)12 (21) 
  6–12 months4 (14)5 (9) 
   > 12 months4 (14)6 (10) 
Time since last clinic visit (months)3 (1–5)2 (1–3)0.30
High-risk behavior
 Condomless anal sex with HIV negative man15 (47)50 (79)0.001
 Relationship with HIV positive partner1 (3)7 (11)0.19
 STI treatment in last 12 months7 (22)36 (57)0.002
 Use of PEP in last 12 months2 (6)16 (25)0.02
 Use of crystal meth5 (16)5 (8)0.25
 Use of poppers8 (25)27 (43)0.09
 Non-prescription IVDU1 (3)3 (5)0.72
 Exchange sex for drugs, money, housing4 (13)3 (5)0.17
 Any report of these high-risk behaviors22 (69)57 (90)0.01
Importance of peer attributes
 Peer attributes ranked as
 important/very important
  Same sexual orientation23 (72)47 (74)0.56
  Same race16 (50)34 (54)0.07
  Same age16 (50)40 (63)0.33
  Same culture13 (41)28 (44)0.35
  Same neighborhood9 (28)27 (43)0.17
  Same income7 (22)21 (33)0.14
  1. a 8 participants did not report the time since their last HIV test