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Table 1 Baseline and sexual behavioural characteristics stratified according to men who have sex with men only (MSM only) and men who have sex with men and women (MSMW)

From: The prevalence of human papillomavirus infections and associated risk factors in men-who-have-sex-with-men in Cape Town, South Africa

Variable No. (%) of men p-value
MSM only (n = 155) MSMW (n = 45) Totals (n = 200)
Age [years(IQR)] 33 (26–40) 28 (24–37) 32 (26–39.5) 0.025
Gender
 Male 140 (90.3) 45 (100.0) 185 (92.5) 0.030
 Transgender 15 (9.7) 0 (0.0) 15 (7.5)
Ethnicity
 Black 48 (31.0) 14 (31.1) 62 (31.0) ˂0.001
 Coloured 38 (24.5) 25 (55.6) 63 (31.5)
 White 65 (41.9) 6 (13.3) 71 (35.5)
 Other 4 (2.6) 0 (0.0) 4 (2.0)
Education
 Completed high school 122 (78.7) 33 (73.3) 145 (72.5) ˂0.001
 Tertiary qualification 73 (47.1) 11 (24.4) 84 (42.0)
Transactional sex
 No 112 (72.3) 11 (24.4) 123 (61.5) ˂0.001
 Yes, paid money for sex 17 (11.0) 7 (15.6) 24 (12.0)
 Yes, received money for sex 21 (13.5) 15 (33.3) 36 (18.0)
 Yes, paid and received money for sex 5 (3.2) 12 (26.7) 17 (8.5)
Sex while under the influence of drugs
 Yes 73 (47.1) 32 (71.1) 105 (52.5) 0.004
 No 82 (52.9) 13 (28.9) 95 (47.5)
HIV serostatus
 Positive 81 (52.3) 7 (15.6) 88 (44.0) ˂0.001
 Negative 74 (47.7) 38 (84.4) 112 (56.0)
Frequency of insertive anal sex
 Yes 104 (67.1) 39 (86.7) 143 (71.5) 0.010
 No 51 (32.9) 6 (13.3) 57 (28.5)
Frequency of receptive anal sex
 Yes 125 (80.6) 15 (33.3) 140 (70.0) ˂0.001
 No 30 (19.4) 30 (66.7) 60 (30.0)
Frequency of receptive oral sex
 Yes 148 (95.5) 26 (57.8) 174 (87.0) ˂0.001
 No 7 (4.5) 19 (42.2) 26 (13.0)
Performing oro-anal sex (rimming)
 Yes 67 (43.2) 10 (22.2) 77 (38.9) 0.011
 No 88 (56.8) 35 (77.8) 123 (61.5)