Variable (statistic test used)   Overall (n=323) MSM/Bisexuals (n=268) Heterosexuals men (n=32) Women (n=23) p
Frequency of unprotected sexual practices with a stable partner OGS (χ2) 93.9% 97.9% 21.8% 81.8% <0.001
VI (χ2) 12.8% 0.0% 0.0% 70% NA
IAI (χ2) 44.5% 71.6% 3.1% 0.0% <0.001
RAI (χ2) 39.6% 56.6% 0.0% 33.3% <0.001
Frequency of unprotected sexual practices with casual partners OGS (χ2) 88.4% 96.2% 56.25% 75.1% <0.001
VI (χ2) 5.4% 2.4% 0.0% 37.5% <0.001
IAI (χ2) 36.5% 39.6% 6.25% 0.0% <0.001
RAI (χ2) 10% 43.4% 0.0% 6.7% <0.001
Median number of partners within the past year (IQR) (MWU test) 10 (4.25-30.0) 10 (5-40.0) 3.5 (2.7-10) 3.0 (1.3-362.0) <0.001
Median number of partners within the lifetime (IQR) (MWU test) 100 (30-210) 100 (32.5-300) 11.5 (8.75-287.5) 3.0 (1.5-12.0) <0.001
Frequency of unprotected sexual contacts during the past 3 months (%)(χ2) 82.8% 78.6% 83.9% 68% 0.16
Median age at the first sexual activity (IQR) (MWU test) 17 (15.0-18.0) 17.0 (16.0-18.0) 16 (14.0-18.0) 15 (14-18) 0.003
Serology positive for HIV (χ2) 29% 33.5% 3.2% 4.3% <0.001
MSM: Men who have sex with men; OGS: orogenital sex; VI: vaginal intercourse; IAI: insertive anal intercourse; RAI: receptive anal intercourse; IQR: interquartile range; MWU: Mann Whitney U.
Table 1: Characteristics of the sexual behaviours of patients diagnosed with gonorrhoea.
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