Table 4

Sexual risk behaviours and sexual health outcomes in sexually experienced men aged 16–24 years

Denominator (unweighted)Denominator (weighted)Prevalence
OR95% CIPartially adjusted OR*95% CIFully adjusted OR†95% CI
Any sexual intercourse in past 4 weeksp<0.001p=0.24p=0.49
 Lives with parents or other relatives92263467.
 Lives alone1548177.31.66(1.10 to 2.50)1.34(0.78 to 2.31)1.41(0.82 to 2.43)
 Lives with non-relatives only10312764.60.89(0.56 to 1.39)0.74(0.44 to 1.24)0.97(0.56 to 1.67)
 Lives with a partner, not with children897994.99.00(2.38 to 34.08)1.65(0.42 to 6.47)1.64(0.42 to 6.45)
 Lives with a partner and children695596.814.58(3.52 to 60.42)2.68(0.62 to 11.59)2.47(0.57 to 10.70)
Four or more occasions of sexual intercourse in the past 4 weeksp<0.001p=0.77p=0.50
 Lives with parents or other relatives90962736.
 Lives alone1497849.21.66(1.04 to 2.65)1.15(0.55 to 2.40)1.19(0.60 to 2.35)
 Lives with non-relatives only10112543.31.31(0.85 to 2.01)1.13(0.70 to 1.84)1.43(0.86 to 2.36)
 Lives with a partner, not with children867776.55.58(3.18 to 9.80)1.48(0.81 to 2.72)1.45(0.79 to 2.66)
 Lives with a partner and children675368.83.77(2.17 to 6.57)1.00(0.55 to 1.82)0.94(0.52 to 1.70)
Two or more partners‡ in the past yearp<0.001p<0.001p<0.001
 Lives with parents or other relatives93264148.
 Lives alone1497950.81.08(0.75 to 1.56)1.20(0.79 to 1.83)1.31(0.84 to 2.05)
 Lives with non-relatives only10512943.10.79(0.51 to 1.24)0.81(0.52 to 1.25)1.06(0.67 to 1.68)
 Lives with a partner, not with children897911.90.14(0.07 to 0.29)0.21(0.10 to 0.47)0.21(0.10 to 0.46)
 Lives with a partner and children69552.80.03(0.01 to 0.13)0.05(0.01 to 0.19)0.04(0.01 to 0.18)
Had unsafe sex in the past year§p=0.006p=0.02p=0.009
 Lives with parents or other relatives93164231.
 Lives alone1507933.91.12(0.71 to 1.77)1.14(0.72 to 1.81)1.27(0.81 to 1.98)
 Lives with non-relatives only10512926.60.79(0.49 to 1.29)0.80(0.49 to 1.30)1.17(0.69 to 1.99)
 Lives with a partner, not with children897925.30.74(0.41 to 1.33)0.81(0.44 to 1.49)0.84(0.45 to 1.55)
 Lives with a partner and children69559.60.23(0.10 to 0.52)0.25(0.11 to 0.59)0.25(0.11 to 0.57)
Diagnosed with an STI in the past year¶p=0.92p=0.99p=0.98
 Lives with parents or other relatives9356433.
 Lives alone155822.90.94(0.37 to 2.37)0.96(0.37 to 2.51)1.00(0.37 to 2.67)
 Lives with non-relatives only1031263.00.95(0.27 to 3.40)0.94(0.25 to 3.44)1.22(0.28 to 5.31)
 Lives with a partner, not with children89791.80.58(0.13 to 2.59)0.77(0.15 to 3.87)0.75(0.15 to 3.69)
 Lives with a partner and children69550.0n/an/an/an/an/an/a
Tested for chlamydia in the past yearp=0.03p=0.13p=0.10
 Lives with parents or other relatives94164837.
 Lives alone1568235.20.92(0.61 to 1.39)0.99(0.65 to 1.52)0.99(0.64 to 1.54)
 Lives with non-relatives only10613034.20.88(0.57 to 1.35)0.95(0.62 to 1.48)1.05(0.65 to 1.68)
 Lives with a partner, not with children897925.10.57(0.35 to 0.93)0.62(0.37 to 1.07)0.62(0.36 to 1.05)
 Lives with a partner and children695520.30.43(0.23 to 0.81)0.47(0.24 to 0.92)0.47(0.24 to 0.91)
Attended a GUM clinic in the past yearp=0.53p=0.64p=0.45
 Lives with parents or other relatives92563716.
 Lives alone1558216.70.99(0.57 to 1.73)1.10(0.62 to 1.95)1.16(0.66 to 2.05)
 Lives with non-relatives only10613019.21.18(0.69 to 2.03)1.28(0.73 to 2.24)1.50(0.82 to 2.75)
 Lives with a partner, not with children897916.70.99(0.54 to 1.81)1.29(0.67 to 2.49)1.29(0.67 to 2.49)
 Lives with a partner and children66529.40.51(0.23 to 1.15)0.67(0.28 to 1.57)0.64(0.27 to 1.50)
  • Denominators vary across outcomes due to item non-response. Due to low numbers (n=4), statistics on sexual health outcomes and sexual risk behaviours are not presented for young men living with children but not with a partner.

  • *Adjusted for age and relationship status.

  • †Adjusted for age, relationship status, employment/student status and area of residence.

  • ‡Opposite and/or same-sex partners.

  • §Reported two or more partners of opposite or same sex with no condom use in the past year, or no condom use at first sex with one or more new partners of the opposite or same sex in the past year.

  • ¶Diagnosed with chlamydia, gonorrhoea, herpes, genital warts, trichomoniasis, non-specific or non-gonococcal urethritis, or syphilis.

  • GUM, genitourinary medicine; STI, sexually transmitted infection.