Table 1

Comparison of male and female study participants reporting a history of receptive anal intercourse (n = 497)

CharacteristicNo. or median no. of participants (% or range)P value
Total (n = 497)Males (n = 225)Females (n = 272)
Age (median [range])29 (18–64)40 (18–63)27 (18–64)<0.001
    <20 yr52 (10.5)20 (8.8)32 (11.8)
    21–30 yr219 (44.1)63 (28)156 (57.4)
    31–40 yr75 (15.1)32 (14.2)43 (15.8)
    >40 yr151 (30.4)110 (48.9)41 (15.1)
Race<0.001
    Black232 (46.7)73 (32.4)159 (58.5)
    White247 (49.7)146 (64.9)101 (37.1)
    Other18 (3.6)6 (2.7)12 (4.4)
Clinic<0.001
    HIV134 (27.0)125 (55.6)9 (3.3)
    Health Department225 (45.3)92 (40.9)133 (48.9)
    Outpatient138 (27.7)8 (3.6)130 (47.8)
Collection0.08
    Clinician collected180 (36.2)91 (40.4)89 (32.7)
    Self-collected317 (63.8)134 (59.6)183 (67.3)
Gender of current sexual partner0.96
    Female6 (1.2)3 (1.3)3 (1.1)
    Male402 (80.9)182 (80.1)220 (80.9)
    Both88 (17.7)39 (17.3)49 (18)
    Refused to answer1 (0.2)1 (0.4)0
Rectal symptom(s)0.14
    Yes53 (10.7)29 (12.9)24 (8.8)
    No444 (89.3)196 (87.1)248 (91.2)