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Table 3 Analyses with “Intention to use GCO” as the outcome restricted to those aware of the service and who have not tested through GCO (n = 367)

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

Predictor variables n/N (%)a uOR (95% CI) aOR (95% CI)
Know other GCO users 36/58 (62.1%) 2.18 (1.22–3.89) 2.47 (1.02–5.97)
Satisfied with STBBI testing location
  Unsatisfied 28/49 (57.1%) REF REF
  Satisfied 138/318 (43.4%) 0.58 (0.31–1.06) 1.33 (0.46–3.81)
Benefits: do not need to talk about my sex life 50/85 (58.8%) 2.00 (1.22–3.28) 1.67 (0.69–4.01)
Benefits: do not need to get a physical exam 29/54 (53.7%) 1.46 (0.82–2.61) 1.05 (0.35–3.15)
Benefits: easier to go to a lab than a clinic 72/114 (63.2%) 2.84 (1.79–4.49) 2.40 (1.11–5.21)
Benefits: getting test results online 89/158 (56.3%) 2.16 (1.41–3.30) 0.81 (0.39–1.70)
Benefits: testing without waiting for an appointment 101/182 (55.5%) 2.24 (1.47–3.42) 1.80 (0.82–3.94)
Benefits: testing when the clinic is full 62/115 (53.9%) 1.62 (1.04–2.54) 1.22 (0.53–2.77)
Benefits: do not need to see a doctor or nurse 63/111 (56.8%) 1.90 (1.21–2.99) 0.73 (0.32–1.69)
Benefits: saves time 79/130 (60.8%) 2.61 (1.68–4.06) 2.62 (1.30–5.27)
Drawbacks: not speaking with a doctor or nurse 65/163 (39.9%) 0.68 (0.45–1.04) 1.12 (0.57–2.20)
Drawbacks: getting test results online 5/11 (45.5%) 1.02 (0.31–3.40) 0.44 (0.06–2.98)
Drawbacks: need to print the lab form 27/67 (40.3%) 0.79 (0.46–1.35) 0.58 (0.24–1.37)
Drawbacks: not easy to get to a lab 12/33 (36.4%) 0.67 (0.32–1.41) 0.78 (0.25–2.39)
Drawbacks: not comfortable going to a lab 10/34 (29.4%) 0.48 (0.22–1.03) 0.57 (0.18–1.75)
Drawbacks: low trust in the service 5/19 (26.3%) 0.42 (0.15–1.19) 0.66 (0.13–3.25)
Drawbacks: worried about the privacy of my online information 24/63 (38.1%) 0.71 (0.41–1.24) 0.96 (0.37–2.46)
Drawbacks: need to have a promo code to sign up 20/34 (58.8%) 1.85 (0.90–3.79) 1.70 (0.51–5.65)
Testing barrier: did not know where to go 14/19 (73.7%) 3.69 (1.30–10.48) 1.94 (0.40–9.52)
Testing barrier: needed an appointment 27/51 (52.9%) 1.47 (0.81–2.66) 0.97 (0.38–2.51)
Testing barrier: the wait was too long 33/64 (51.6%) 1.39 (0.81–2.40) 0.91 (0.36–2.30)
Testing barrier: the clinic was too far away 12/20 (60.0%) 1.92 (0.76–4.81) 2.21 (0.44–11.08)
Testing barrier: the clinic wasn’t open when I could test 29/59 (49.2%) 1.23 (0.70–2.16) 0.76 (0.27–2.16)
Testing barrier: did not want to see a doctor or nurse 11/13 (84.6%) 7.21 (1.57–33.02) 8.28 (0.73–93.42)
Testing barrier: I do not like needles 6/9 (66.7%) 2.52 (0.62–10.24) 1.86 (0.17–20.57)
Testing barrier: could not get anonymous testing 9/15 (60.0%) 1.90 (0.66–5.45) 1.61 (0.27–9.69)
Out to healthcare provider
  Not out to healthcare provider 37/72 (51.4%) REF REF
  Out to healthcare provider 129/295 (43.7%) 0.74 (0.44–1.23) 0.96 (0.34–2.72)
No. of sex partners in past year Median: 6 (SD: 27.1) 1.00 (0.99–1.01) 1.00 (0.98–1.01)
Plays PokemonGo (a popular app in 2016) 44/94 (46.8%) 1.08 (0.67–1.72) 0.90 (0.40–2.03)
Cell use score   1.21 (0.97–1.50) 1.19 (0.79–1.79)
Hook-up app use 89/196 (45.4%) 1.02 (0.67–1.53) 1.15 (0.54–2.42)
Social media app score   1.18 (1.09–1.27) 1.01 (0.79–1.29)
Social media frequency
  Infrequent use 14/41 (34.1%) REF REF
  Frequent use 152/326 (46.6%) 1.69 (0.85–3.33) 1.74 (0.58–2.42)
Age (no. of years) Median: 35 (SD: 13.8) 1.00 (0.98–1.01) 1.01 (0.97–1.04)
Sexual identity
  Gay 127/284 (44.7%) REF REF
  Bisexual 20/40 (50.0%) 1.24 (0.64–2.40) 0.72 (0.20–2.61)
  Other sexual orientations 16/37 (43.2%) 0.94 (0.47–1.88) 0.45 (0.13–1.60)
Ethnicity/cultural identity
  White 113/253 (44.7%) REF REF
  Racialized minorities 48/105 (45.7%) 1.04 (0.66–1.65) 1.02 (0.46–2.25)
Education: college+
  < College 51/108 (47.2%) REF REF
  College+ 115/259 (44.4%) 0.89 (0.57–1.40) 1.02 (0.52–1.99)
Relationship status
  Single 184/354 (52.0%) REF REF
  Partnered with a man 142/354 (40.1%) 1.08 (0.49–2.40) 0.62 (0.31–1.23)
  Partnered with a woman 28/354 (7.9%) 0.80 (0.35–1.80) 0.63 (0.13–3.08)
Survey recruitment location
  Community venues 43/86 (50.0%) REF REF
  HIM clinics 45/105 (42.9%) 0.75 (0.42–1.33) 1.02 (0.43–2.42)
  Online 78/176 (44.3%) 0.80 (0.48–1.34) 0.65 (0.28–1.50)
  1. an/N = number who intend to use/number who do and do not intend to use