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Table 2 Behavioral characteristics of men who have sex with men who had used new types of drugs in past 3 months in Hangzhou, China (N = 555)

From: New types of drug use and risks of drug use among men who have sex with men: a cross-sectional study in Hangzhou, China

Variables N (%) New types of drugs used used χ2 P
No Yes
In past 3 months      
Alcohol use before sexual    85.549 < 0.001
 No 528(95.1) 450(99.1) 78(77.2)   
 Yes 27(4.9) 4(0.9) 23(22.8)   
Regular homosexual partner     0.053 0.817
 Yes 258(46.5) 210(46.3) 48(47.5)   
 No 297(53.5) 244(53.7) 53(52.5)   
Number of sexual behaviors per week    1.572 0.456
  < 1 332(59.8) 277(61.0) 55(54.5)   
 1 161(29.0) 127(28.0) 34(33.7)   
 ≥2 62(11.2) 50(11.0) 12(11.9)   
Sexual partners     2.652 0.103
 1 181(32.6) 155(34.1) 26(25.7)   
 ≥2 374(67.4) 299(65.9) 75(74.3)   
Group sex     1.003 0.317
 No 532(95.9) 437(96.3) 95(94.1)   
 Yes 23(4.1) 17(3.7) 6(5.9)   
Anal intercourse time (mints)     6.536 0.011
  < 20 316(56.9) 270(59.5) 46(45.5)   
 20- 239(43.1) 184(40.5) 55(54.5)   
High-risk sexual behavior*     0.055 0.815
 No 165(29.7) 134(29.5) 31(30.7)   
 Yes 390(70.3) 320(70.5) 70(69.3)   
In past years      
Ever had HIV testing     0.963 0.326
 Yes 384(69.2) 310(68.3) 74(73.3)   
 No 171(30.8) 144(31.7) 27(26.7)   
Seeing friends using new types of drug    15.175 < 0.001
 Yes 72(13.0) 47(10.4) 25(24.8)   
 No 483(87.0) 407(89.6) 76(75.2)   
Ever known new types of drug    0.013 0.911
 Yes 360(64.9) 294(64.8) 66(65.3)   
 No 195(35.1) 160(35.2) 35(34.7)   
  1. *High-risk sexual behavior meant that MSM have sexual behavior without condom use, MSM had sexual behavior with condom use or had not sexual defined as no high-risk behavior
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