Table 2

Sexual risk behaviours and sexual history in women, by ethnicity

n/N%Unadjusted prevalence ratioAdjusted prevalence ratio*Adjusted prevalence ratio†
CLS with a non-regular partner/s in the last 3 months
 White British/other61/15838.61.001.001.00
 Black/mixed African81/31026.10.68 (0.52–0.89)0.67 (0.51–0.88)0.75 (0.57–0.99)
 Black/mixed Caribbean35/11131.50.82 (0.58–1.14)0.79 (0.56–1.10)0.86 (0.61–1.21)
 Other ethnic group13/6520.00.52 (0.31–0.88)0.67 (0.41–1.10)0.71 (0.44–1.13)
 All190/64429.5
 P value0.010.010.030.18
Two plus CLS partners in the last 3 months
 White British/other40/15825.31.001.001.00
 Black/mixed African44/31314.10.56 (0.38–0.81)0.54 (0.37–0.80)0.69 (0.46-1.03)
 Black/mixed Caribbean22/11119.80.78 (0.49–1.24)0.74 (0.46–1.18)0.87 (0.54–1.39)
 Other ethnic group7/6510.80.43 (0.20–0.90)0.53 (0.25–1.13)0.59 (0.30–1.17)
 All113/64717.5
 P value0.0080.0090.020.23
CLS with partner of unknown or positive HIV status in the last 3 months
 White British/other60/15838.01.001.001.00
 Black/mixed African100/31332.00.84 (0.65–1.09)0.83 (0.64–1.8)0.93 (0.71–1.21)
 Black/mixed Caribbean35/11131.50.83 (0.59–1.17)0.81 (0.58–1.13)0.88 (0.62–1.23)
 Other ethnic group25/6538.51.01 (0.70–1.46)1.10 (0.76–1.60)1.18 (0.82–1.70)
 All220/64734.0
 P value0.460.450.240.49
Low self-efficacy in relation to condom use
 White British/other39/15724.81.001.001.00
 Black/mixed African60/29820.10.81 (0.57–1.15)0.75 (0.52–1.08)0.78 (0.53–1.13)
 Black/mixed Caribbean24/10622.60.91 (0.58–1.42)0.79 (0.51–1.24)0.81 (0.52–1.26)
 Other ethnic group17/6327.01.09 (0.67–1.77)0.94 (0.58–1.53)0.97 (0.59–1.58)
 All140/62422.4
 P value0.540.530.410.52
Two or more new partners in the last year
 White British/other75/15847.51.001.001.00
 Black/mixed African62/29820.80.44 (0.33–0.58)0.42 (0.32–0.55)0.51 (0.38–0.67)
 Black/mixed Caribbean22/11119.80.42 (0.28–0.63)0.44 (0.29–0.65)0.50 (0.34–0.74)
 Other ethnic group14/6222.60.48 (0.29–0.78)0.62 (0.38–1.00)0.67 (0.43–1.03)
 All173/62927.5
 P value<0.001<0.001<0.001<0.001
STI diagnosed in the last year
 White British/other29/15818.41.001.001.00
 Black/mixed African58/31318.51.01 (0.67–1.51)0.98 (0.65–1.47)0.93 (0.61–1.40)
 Black/mixed Caribbean34/11130.61.67 (1.08–2.57)1.56 (1.00–2.42)1.50 (0.96–2.33)
 Other ethnic group13/6520.01.09 (0.61–1.96)1.25 (0.69–2.27)1.21 (0.66–2.22)
 All134/64720.7
 P value0.040.030.070.07
Ever tested for HIV
 White British/other125/15779.61.001.001.00
 Black/mixed African253/30882.11.03 (0.94–1.13)1.10 (1.00–1.20)1.07 (0.98–1.18)
 Black/mixed Caribbean92/10786.01.08 (0.97–1.21)1.11 (0.99–1.24)1.10 (0.98–1.23)
 Other ethnic group49/6476.60.96 (0.82–1.13)1.00 (0.86–1.16)0.98 (0.85–1.15)
 All519/63681.6
 P value0.40.390.140.24
  • *Adjusted for age, study region, education level (university degree) and relationship status.

  • †Adjusted for age, study region, education level (university degree), relationship status, plus alcohol and drugs.

  • CLS, condomless sex.