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Table 2 Univariate analysis of characteristics of MPS according to frequency of purchasing sex

From: Heterosexual men who purchase sex and attended an STI clinic in Israel: characteristics and sexual behavior

   Once
363 (%)
Rarely
705 (%)
Often
391 (%)
P
Age 18–29 207 (53) 294 (39) 180 (36) 0.01
≥30 183 (47) 4586 (61) 323 (64)
Relationship status Single (single, divorced & widowed) 300 (80) 515 (75) 199 (70) < 0.001
Married 76 (20) 171 (25) 84 (30)
Country of birth Israel 271 (70) 503 (67) 309 (62.5) 0.04
Foreign-born 114 (30) 244 (33) 185 (37.5)
Reason for attending clinic Symptomatic or sex with a symptomatic partner 103 (26.5) 181 (24) 94 (18.5) 0.01
Self-referral screening 288 (73.5) 572 (76) 411 (81.5)
Age sexual debut < 18 years 185 (49) 371 (51) 318 (68.5) < 0.001
≥ 11 sexual partners during lifetime 193 (51) 508 (69) 433 (91.5) < 0.001
≥6 sexual partners within the last 3 months 14 (3.5) 39 (5.5) 250 (51.5) < 0.001
Irregular or no use of condom during vaginal sex 298 (79) 579 (78) 357 (82) 0.3
Performs sex under the influence of drugs 145 (37.5) 323 (43.5) 273 (55.5) < 0.001
Uses shared syringes 2 (1) 33 (6) 79 (22.5) < 0.001
Reported Previous STI diagnosis 55 (14) 135 (18) 73 (14.5) 0.1
STI diagnosis at current visita 13 (3.5) 40 (5.5) 32 (6.5) 0.1
  1. aHIV, HBsAg, infectious syphilis, pharyngeal or urethral N. Gonorrhea, urethral C. Trachomatis