Table 4

Baseline sociodemographic and behavioural profiles of individuals prescribed daily versus on-demand PrEP in the l’Actuel PrEP Cohort (2013–2018)

Baseline variablesDaily PrEPOn-demand PrEPTotal
Age, mean (SD)36.1 (10.3)39.7 (11.2)36.9 (10.6)
Education,
n (%)
Primary11 (0.8)2 (0.5)13 (0.7)
Secondary173 (12)36 (9.0)209 (11.3)
College252 (17.5)71 (17.7)323 (17.5)
University739 (51.2)225 (56.1)964 (52.2)
Missing data269 (18.6)67 (16.7)336 (18.2)
Income ($CAD)
n (%)
≤10 000112 (7.8)18 (4.5)130 (7.0)
10 001–20 000122 (8.4)28 (7)150 (8.1)
20 001–35 000165 (11.4)43 (10.7)208 (11.3)
35 001–55 000311 (21.5)84 (20.9)395 (21.4)
55 001–75 000228 (15.8)63 (15.7)291 (15.8)
>75 000297 (20.6)112 (27.9)409 (22.2)
Missing data209 (14.5)53 (13.2)262 (14.2)
Indication for PrEP prescription*
n (%)
Condomless anal sex968 (67.0)250 (62.3)1218 (66.0)
Multiple PEPs68 (4.7)17 (4.2)85 (4.6)
Serodifferent partner122 (8.4)20 (5.0)142 (7.7)
Other reason140 (9.7)61 (15.2)201 (10.9)
Missing data274 (19)78 (19.5)352 (19.1)
Total number of sexual partners within past 12 months, n (%)<5 partners148 (10.2)50 (12.5)198 (10.7)
5–9 partners223 (15.4)74 (18.5)297 (16.1)
10–19 partners342 (23.7)108 (26.9)450 (24.4)
20–29 partners176 (12.2)56 (14.0)232 (12.6)
≥30 partners224 (15.5)43 (10.7)267 (14.5)
Missing data331 (22.9)70 (17.5)401 (21.7)
Year of PrEP initiation, n (%)2015312 (21.6)90 (22.4)402 (21.8)
2016510 (35.3)146 (36.4)656 (35.6)
2017427 (29.6)117 (29.2)544 (29.5)
2018 (Jan 1–June 30)195 (13.5)48 (12.0)243 (13.2)
Total, n (%)1444 (78.3)401 (21.7)1845 (100)
  • Note: analysis is restricted to cis-MSM who consulted for PrEP during the time that intermittent PrEP was available at l’Actuel (March 1, 2015–June 30, 2018).

  • *Indications for PrEP are not mutually exclusive.

  • MSM, men who have sex with men; PEP, post exposure prophylaxis; PrEP, pre-exposure prophylaxis.