Skip to main content

Table 2 Characteristics associated with awareness of GetCheckedOnline in a survey of GBMSM in BC, 2016 (n = 1272)

From: Awareness of and intention to use an online sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection testing service among gay and bisexual men in British Columbia, two years after implementation

Variables Aware
n/N (%)
Unaware
n/N (%)
uOR
(95% CI)
aOR
(95% CI)
Intend to use GCO 205/605 (33.9%) 400/605 (66.1%) NA NA
Usual STBBI testing locationa
  Family physician 123/436 (28.2%) 313/436 (71.8%) 0.74 (0.57–0.95) 0.75 (0.51–1.10)
  Walk-in medical clinic 64/211 (30.3%) 147/211 (69.7%) 0.89 (0.65–1.22) 0.77 (0.49–1.19)
  Public health STI clinic 117/290 (40.3%) 173/290 (59.7%) 1.57 (1.20–2.06) 1.57 (1.09–2.27)
  Youth clinic 12/22 (54.5%) 10/22 (45.5%) 2.54 (1.09–5.93) 1.81 (0.66–4.98)
  Health Initiative for Men (HIM) clinic 206/456 (45.2%) 250/456 (54.8%) 2.44 (1.91–3.11) 1.64 (1.13–2.37)
  At a hospital or emergency room 8/49 (16.3%) 41/49 (83.7%) 0.39 (0.18–0.85) 0.28 (0.10–0.84)
  Other 31/80 (38.8%) 49/80 (61.3%) 1.34 (0.84–2.14) 1.23 (0.69–2.21)
  No usual place 6/50 (12.0%) 44/50 (88.0%) 0.27 (0.12–0.65) 0.40 (0.11–1.43)
  I’ve never been tested for HIV/STIs 8/63 (12.7%) 55/63 (87.3%) 0.29 (0.14–0.61) 1.97 (0.60–6.44)
Out to healthcare provider 331/903 (36.7%) 572/903 (63.3%) 2.29 (1.67–3.14) 1.92 (1.18–3.10)
Website/app use 248/700 (35.4%) 452/700 (64.6%) 1.36 (1.07–1.73) 1.29 (0.92–1.80)
Frequent social media use 366/1065 (34.4%) 699/1065 (65.6%) 1.84 (1.29–2.62) 1.87 (1.10–3.17)
Attended community venues in last 12 months (versus not)a
  Gay bar, pub, or nightclub 269/710 (37.9%) 441/710 (62.1%) 1.58 (1.17–2.13) 1.19 (0.82–1.72)
  Bathhouse 81/204 (39.7%) 123/204 (60.3%) 1.29 (0.94–1.77) 1.18 (0.81–1.72)
  LGBT organization (HIM, Qmunity, etc.) 178/373 (47.7%) 195/373 (52.3%) 2.42 (1.85–3.17) 1.59 (1.14–2.21)
  Gay social, recreational, or sporting group; Vancouver pride festival or event; other community events for LGBT individuals 339/966 (35.1%) 627/966 (64.9%) 1.73 (1.29–2.32) 0.57 (0.23–1.44)
Age
  Continuous, years Median: 35 (SD:13.7) Median: 39 (SD: 14.2) 0.99 (0.98–1.00) 1.00 (0.98–1.01)
  18–29 (< 1986) 114/316 (36.1%) 202/316 (63.9%)   
  30–39 (1986–1977) 118/329 (35.9%) 211/329 (64.1%)   
  40–49 (1976–1967) 65/207 (31.4%) 142/207 (68.6%)   
  50–59 (1966–1957) 53/204 (26.0%) 151/204 (74.0%)   
  60+ (1956+) 45/148 (30.4%) 103/148 (69.6%)   
Sexual identity
  Gay (homosexual) 313/925 (33.8%) 612/925 (66.2%) REF REF
  Bi (bisexual) 47/184 (25.5%) 137/184 (74.5%) 0.67 (0.47–0.96) 0.86 (0.48–1.53)
  Other sexual orientations 45/138 (32.6%) 93/138 (67.4%) 0.95 (0.65–1.39) 1.70 (0.97–3.01)
Region
  Vancouver 346/1013 (34.2%) 667/1013 (65.8%) REF REF
  Suburban Vancouver 37/156 (23.7%) 119/156 (76.3%) 1.31 (0.83–2.08) 0.83 (0.48–1.46)
  Rest of BC 28/99 (28.3%) 71/99 (71.7%) 0.79 (0.45–1.40) 1.10 (0.46–2.66)
Ethnic/cultural identity
  White 286/872 (32.8%) 586/872 (67.2%) REF REF
  Racialized minorities 116/372 (31.2%) 256/372 (68.8%) 0.93 (0.72–1.21) 0.81 (0.57–1.16)
Education
  < College 123/409 (30.1%) 286/409 (69.9%) REF REF
  College+ 288/859 (33.5%) 571/859 (66.5%) 1.17 (0.91–1.51) 1.08 (0.77–1.51)
Relationship status
  Single 206/655 (31.5%) 449/655 (68.5%) REF REF
  Partnered with a man 157/443 (35.4%) 286/443 (64.6%) 1.12 (0.93–1.54) 1.04 (0.75–1.44)
  Partnered with a woman 34/131 (26.0%) 97/131 (74.0%) 0.76 (0.50–1.17) 1.04 (0.48–2.26)
Survey recruitment location
  Community venues 90/304 (29.6%) 214/304 (70.4%) REF REF
  HIM clinics 111/303 (36.6%) 192/303 (63.4%) 1.38 (0.98–1.93) 1.18 (0.76–1.81)
  Online 210/661 (68.2%) 451/661 (68.2%) 1.11 (0.82–1.49) 1.01 (0.69–1.50)
  1. Category counts may not add to 1272 due to missing data
  2. aQuestion asked participants to select all that apply; thus, options were analyzed as binary variable