Table 3

 Risk behaviours for STIs

All (314)AA (223)IA (34)SEA (22)Other (35)p Value
Where the denominator is less than the total number of individuals in each group, information on the individuals omitted has not been obtained.
AA, Anglo-Australian; IA, Indigenous Australian; SEA, South East Asian; Other, predominantly Middle Eastern and European.
CSP, casual sexual partner; RSP, regular sexual partner.
CSP in past 6 months130/273 (48%)100/198 (51%)10/31 (32%)7/18 (40%)13/26 (50%)0.24
Mean no of CSPs in past 6 months1.3 (0–30)1.4 (0–30)0.9 (0–6)0.9 (0–10)1.6 (0–10)
Current RSP159/284 (56%)116/205(57%)20/32 (63%)9/18 (50%)14/29 (48%)0.67
Always practise sex without condoms166/256 (65%)113/181(62%)25/26 (96%)11/15 (73%)17/34 (50%)0.002
Always practise sex with condoms27/256 (11%)18/181 (10%)0/261/15 (7%)8/34 (24%)0.02
Engage in sex work32/250 (13%)25/180 (14%)3/29 (10%)0/124/29 (14%)0.54