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Table 1 Outcome variables derived from the network data and EPR data stratified by gender

From: How aware are swingers about their swing sex partners’ risk behaviours, and sexually transmitted infection status?

  Estimation given by egos EPR alter
  Male egos (n = 135) Female egos (n = 164) Male egos Female egos
  Male alters (n = 38) Female alters (n = 97)   Male alters (n = 85) Female alters (n = 79)   Male alters (n = 38) Female alters (n = 97)   Male alters (n = 85) Female alters (n = 79)  
  n % (95%CI) n % (95%CI) p# n % (95%CI) n % (95%CI) p# n % (95%CI) n % (95%CI) p# n % (95%CI) n % (95%CI) p#
Bisexuality      **      **      **      **
 Heterosexual 20 52.6 (36.7–68.5) 5 5.2 (0.8–9.6) < 0.001 55 64.7 (54.5–74.9) 6 7.6 (1.8–13.4) < 0.001 11 28.9 (14.5–43.3) 0 0 (0.0–0.0) < 0.001 31 36.5 (26.3–46.7) 0 0,0 (0.0–0,0) < 0.001
 Bisexual 18 47.4 (31.5–63.3) 92 94.8 (90.3–99.2)   25 29.4 (19.7–39.1) 73 92.4 (86.6–98.2)   27 71.1 (56.7–85.5) 97 100,0 (100.0–100.0)   54 63.5 (53.3–73.7) 79 100,0 (100.0–100.0)  
 Don’t know 0 0,0 (0.0–0.0) 0 0,0 (0.0–0.0)   5 5.9 (0.9–10.9) 0 0.0 (0.0–0,0)            
Sex partners in past 6 months
  < 14 partners 13 34.2 (19.1–49.2) 23 23.7 (15.2–32.2) 0.462 35 41.2 (30.7–51.7) 19 24.1 (14.7–33.5) 0.054 26 68.4 (53.6–83.1) 69 71.1 (62.1–80.1) 0.827 63 74.1 (64.8–83.4) 58 73.4 (63.7–83.1) 0.937
  ≥ 14 partners 9 23.7 (10.2–37.2) 26 26.8 (18.0–35.6)   22 25.9 (16.6–35.2) 30 38.0 (27.3–48.7)   11 28.9 (14.5–43.3) 24 24.7 (16.1–33.3)   18 21.2 (12.5–29.9) 18 22.8 (13.5–32.1)  
 Don’t know 16 42.1 (26.4–57.8) 48 49.5 (39.6–59.5)   28 32.9 (22.9–42.9) 30 38.0 (27.3–48.7)   1 2.6 (−2.5–7.7) 4 4.1 (0.2–8.0)   4 4.7 (0.2–9.2) 3 3.8 (−0.4–8.0)  
STI status           **           
 No 12 31.6 (16.8–46.4) 46 47.4 (37.5–57.3) 0.114 62 72.9 (63.5–82.3) 33 41.8 (27.3–48.7) < 0.001 27 71.1 (56.7–85.5) 77 79.4 (71.4–87.4) 0.301 69 81.2 (72.9–89.6) 66 83.5 (75.3–91.7) 0.691
 Yes 4 10.5 (0.8–20.2) 14 14.4 (7.4–21.4)   5 5.9 (0.9–10.9) 4 5.1 (0.2–10,0)   11 28.9 (14.5–43.3) 20 20.6 (12.5–28.6)   16 18.8 (10.5–27.1) 13 16.5 (8.3–24.7)  
 Don’t know 22 57.9 (42.2–73.6) 37 38.1 (28.4–47.8)   18 21.2 (12.5–29.9) 42 53.2 (42.2–64.2)            
  1. # p values (χ2-test)
  2. ** = p < 0.01, indicates significant differences between males and females
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