Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of women and heterosexual men in AURAH, by ethnicity

WomenHeterosexual men
Black/mixed African (n=325)Black/mixed Caribbean (n=114)White British/other (n=168)Other ethnicity (n=65)Black/mixed African (n=225)Black/mixed Caribbean (n=54)White British/other
(n=146)
Other ethnicity (n=40)
Age in years (n/%)
 18–24159 (49.7)49 (43.8)58 (35.8)19 (30.7)43 (19.5)16 (30.2)20 (13.8)10 (25.6)
 25–2960 (18.8)19 (17.0)39 (30.3)12 (19.4)56 (25.3)17 (32.1)70 (48.3)8 (20.5)
 30–3943 (26.6)68 (21.3)30 (26.8)22 (35.5)73 (33.0)12 (22.6)34 (23.5)14 (35.9)
 40+12 (7.4)33 (10.3)14 (12.5)9 (14.5)49 (22.2)8 (15.1)21 (14.5)7 (18.0)
 P value0.006<0.001
Born in UK
 Yes73 (23.0)82 (75.9)103 (64.8)38 (59.4)42 (18.8)38 (71.7)102 (69.9)42 (61.5)
 No245 (77.0)26 (24.1)56 (35.2)26 (40.6)181 (81.2)15 (28.3)44 (30.1)15 (38.5)
 P value<0.001<0.001
Study region
 London167 (51.4)77 (67.5)128 (79.0)35 (53.9)150 (66.7)43 (79.6)125 (85.6)28 (70.0)
 Outside London158 (48.6)37 (32.5)34 (21.0)30 (46.2)75 (33.3)11 (20.4)21 (14.4)12 (30.0)
 P value<0.001<0.001
Employment status
 Employed138 (43.1)58 (52.7)115 (71.0)46 (70.8)151 (69.3)32 (59.3)124 (85.5)31 (77.5)
 Student132 (41.3)32 (29.1)28 (17.3)7 (10.8)38 (17.4)7 (13.0)10 (6.9)7 (17.5)
 Unemployed and other*50 (15.6)20 (18.2)19 (11.2)12 (18.5)29 (13.3)15 (27.8)11 (7.6)2 (5.0)
 P value<0.001<0.001
Housing
 Owned/rented226 (70.0)81 (72.3)124 (76.6)44 (68.8)170 (76.6)31 (57.4)128 (88.3)26 (65.0)
 Unstable and other97 (30.0)31 (27.7)38 (23.5)20 (31.3)52 (23.4)23 (42.6)17 (11.7)14 (35.0)
 P value0.45<0.001
Money for basic needs
 Yes—sufficient money289 (90.3)107 (95.5)157 (96.9)60 (93.8)200 (90.1)46 (85.2)144 (98.6)40 (100.0)
 No—not enough money31 (9.7)5 (4.5)5 (3.1)4 (6.3)22 (9.9)8 (14.8)2 (1.4)0 (0.0)
 P value0.03<0.001†
Education—university qualification
 Yes196 (60.3)39 (34.2)100 (62.1)38 (58.5)136 (60.4)19 (35.2)93 (63.7)24 (60.0)
 No129 (39.7)75 (65.8)61 (37.9)27 (41.5)89 (39.6)35 (64.8)53 (36.3)16 (40.0)
 P value<0.0010.003
In a relationship
 Yes224 (68.9)74 (64.9)104 (64.2)56 (86.2)163 (72.4)33 (61.1)80 (54.8)22 (55.0)
 No101 (31.1)40 (35.1)58 (35.8)9 (13.9)62 (27.6)21 (38.9)66 (45.2)18 (45.0)
 P value0.0090.003
  • Proportions and totals may not sum to total due to rounding and missing data.

  • *Includes carers and retired.

  • †Fisher’s exact test.

  • AURAH, Attitudes to and Understanding of Risk of Acquisition of HIV.