Table 1

Sociodemographic, AOD use and AOD-related sex risk variables by ethnicity (N = 720)
Measure Total Sample (N = 720) Black African Women (n =324) Coloured Women (n =396) Test statistic [t(df) or χ2(df)] p
Sociodemographic variables
Age 23.13 (4.25) 22.26 (4.07) 23.85 (4.26) 5.09 (718) <0.0001
Average income in past month (M, SD)a 268.45 (464.03) 168.10 (353.90) 350.60 (523.90) −5.55 (694) <0.0001
High school education incomplete (Yes) 640 (88.89%) 268 (82.72%) 372 (93.94%) 22.73 (1) <0.0001
Unemployed (Yes) 648 (90.00%) 280 (86.42%) 368 (92.93%) 8.39 (1) 0.004
AOD use variables
Past month heavy drinking (Yes) 270 (37.50) 98 (30.25) 172 (43.43) 13.22 (1) 0.0003
Methamphetamine- positive (Yes; n, %) 445 (61.89) 118 (36.53) 327 (82.58) 159.90 (1) <0.0001
Cannabis-positive (Yes; n, %) 567 (78.86) 303 (93.81) 264 (66.67) 78.61(1) <0.0001
MSP drunk in past month (Yes) 429 (62.35) 236 (72.84) 193 (53.02) 28.68 (1) <0.0001
MSP drug use in past month (Yes) 441 (64.10) 162 (50.00) 279 (76.65) 52.90 (1) <0.0001
Think you have an alcohol problem (Yes) 91 (12.66) 54 (16.67) 37 (9.37) 8.58 (1) 0.003
Think you have a drug problem (Yes) 466 (64.72) 174 (53.70) 292 (73.74) 31.33 (1) <0.0001
AOD-related sex risks
AOD-impaired and unprotected last sex 276 (38.33) 63 (19.44) 213 (53.79) 88.91 (1) <0.0001
MSP AOD-impaired at last sex 342 (47.50) 102 (31.48) 240 (60.61) 60.61(1) <0.0001

aMonthly income in ZAR.

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