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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of study participants by interest in donating blood

From: A mixed methods investigation of the relationship between blood donor policy, interest in donation, and willingness to donate among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in Ontario, Canada

Demographic characteristics All participants Interview participants
Have you ever been interested in donating blood in Canada? Have you ever been interested in donating blood in Canada?
Yes No/don’t remember/prefer not to answer Total sample p-value Yes No/don’t remember/prefer not to answer Total sample p-value
[n = 309] [n = 138] [N = 447]   [n = 21] [n = 10] [n = 31]  
Age        0.038        b
 17–29 147 (48%) 57 (41%) 204 (46%)   11 (52%) a a 15 (48%)  
 30–49 99 (32%) 61 (44%) 160 (36%)   7 (33%) a a 10 (32%)  
  ≥ 50 63 (20%) 20 (14%) 83 (19%)   a a a a 6 (19%)  
Sexual orientation        0.631        0.429
 Gay 247 (80%) 113 (82%) 360 (81%)   13 (62%) 8 (80%) 21 (68%)  
 Bisexual/other 62 (20%) 25 (18%) 87 (19%)   8 (38%) a a 10 (32%)  
Ethnicity        0.273        0.458
 White 196 (63%) 80 (58%) 276 (62%)   12 (57%) a a 16 (52%)  
 Non-White 113 (37%) 58 (42%) 171 (38%)   9 (43%) 6 (60%) 15 (48%)  
  African/Caribbean/Black 24 (8%) 10 (7%) 34 (8%)   a a a a a a  
  East Asian/South East Asian 24 (8%) 26 (19%) 50 (11%)   a a a a a a  
  South Asian 16 (5%) a a 21 (5%)   a a    a a  
  Indigenous 17 (6%) a a 22 (5%)   a a a a a a  
  Latino/Brazilian/South American 20 (6%) 9 (7%) 29 (6%)   a a a a a a  
  Other 12 (4%) a a 15 (3%)         
Marital status        0.690        0.906
 Married/common-law partner 54 (17%) 22 (16%) 76 (17%)   a a a a a a  
 Single/polyamorous/ divorced/separated/widowed 255 (83%) 116 (84%) 371 (83%)   17 (81%) 9 (90%) 26 (84%)  
Education level        0.746        b
  ≤ High school 29 (9%) 13 (9%) 42 (9%)   a a    a a  
 Some post-secondary education 132 (43%) 54 (39%) 186 (42%)   10 (48%) 7 (70%) 17 (55%)  
 University degree or higher 147 (48%) 71 (51%) 218 (49%)   9 (43%) a a 13 (12%)  
Working FT/PT        0.274        0.273
 Yes 245 (79%) 103 (75%) 348 (78%)   a a a a 7 (23%)  
 No 64 (21%) 35 (25%) 99 (22%)   17 (81%) 7 (70%) 24 (77%)  
Personal income        0.780        b
  < $20,000 76 (25%) 39 (28%) 115 (26%)   9 (43%) a a 13 (42%)  
 $20,000—$39,999 78 (25%) 33 (24%) 111 (26%)   a a a a a a  
 $40,000—$59,999 68 (22%) 26 (19%) 94 (21%)   a a a a 6 (19%)  
  ≥ 60,000 72 (23%) 34 (25%) 106 (24%)   a a a a 7 (23%)  
 Not reported 15 (5%) 6 (4%) 21 (5%)   a a a a a a  
Is anybody aware of your sexual orientation?        0.112        0.999
 Yes 299 (97%) 129 (93%) 428 (96%)   18 (86%) 9 (90%) 27 (87%)  
 No/prefer not to answer 10 (3%) 9 (7%) 19 (4%)   a a a a a a  
Live in rural/remote area        0.804        0.429
 Yes 43 (14%) 18 (13%) 61 (14%)   8 (38%) a a 10 (32%)  
 No 266 (86%) 120 (87%) 386 (86%)   13 (62%) 8 (80%) 21 (68%)  
  1. aData suppressed due to small cell size
  2. bStatistical tests were not performed due to small cell sizes