Table 1

Description of sample: maximum n = 784, excluding those self-identified as HIV positive
n %
Age in years (n = 758) ≤24 213 28.1
25-34 238 31.4
35-44 204 26.9
≥45 103 13.6
Education (n = 759) Secondary 137 18.1
Vocational/Further education 318 41.9
Degree/Postgraduate 304 40.1
Employment (n = 768) Employed/Self-employed 613 79.8
Unemployed/Student/retired 155 20.2
Area of residence (n = 737) Glasgow 551 74.8
Edinburgh 11 1.5
Rest of Scotland 134 18.2
Rest of UK 38 5.2
Elsewhere 3 0.4
Frequency of going out on the “gay scene” (n = 764) ≤ once per month 185 24.2
2-3 times per month 226 29.6
1-2 times per week 256 33.5
≥ 3 times per week 97 12.7
Number of UAI partners in previous year (n = 762) 0 402 52.8
1 247 32.4
≥2 113 14.8
AI/UAI risk in previous year (n = 736) a
No AI or UAI partners in previous year 138 18.8
≥1 AI partners, no UAI partners 248 33.7
≥1 UAI partners, no additional risk factors 112 15.2
≥1 UAI partners, ≥1 additional risk factors 238 32.3
Use of lubricant with anal intercourse in previous year (n = 621) Water- or silicone-based lubricant only 457 73.6
Any other practice 164 26.4
Recency of HIV testing (n = 766) < 6 months previously 304 39.7
6-12 months previously 134 17.5
1-5 years previously 127 16.6
> 5 years previously 47 6.1
Never 154 20.1
Recency of STI testing (n = 740) < 6 months previously 272 36.8
6-12 months previously 124 16.8
> 12 months previously 206 27.8
Never 138 18.6
Intention to have HIV test in following 6 months (n = 731) Strongly agree/Agree 472 64.6
Uncertain/Disagree/Strongly Disagree 259 35.4

Notes. UAI unprotected anal intercourse, AI anal intercourse.

a Additional risk factors: whether any UAI partners had been casual, whether the HIV status of these partners was known, and whether any had been HIV positive.

Flowers et al.

Flowers et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:737   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-737

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