Table 1

Descriptive statistics and bivariate analysis of demographic factors comparing participants who agreed versus disagreed/neutral with being less likely to test for STIs and HIV if health records were made part of the provincial EHR*

 Less likely to test for STI/HIV if health records were made part of provincial EHR
 TotalDisagree/neutralAgree
VariableVariable levelN (%)N (%)N (%)p Value
GenderFemale368 (38.3)270 (74.2)94 (25.8)0.008
Male588 (61.3)378 (65.1)203 (34.9)
Transgender4 (0.4)3 (75.0)1 (25.0)
Sexual orientationHeterosexual799 (83.3)547 (69.2)244 (30.8)0.65
Homosexual89 (9.3)57 (65.5)30 (34.5)
Bisexual71 (7.4)46 (65.7)24 (34.3)
Age group14–183 (0.3)2 (66.7)1 (33.3)<0.001
19–29384 (40.0)285 (75.0)95 (25.0)
30–39341 (35.5)239 (71.1)97 (28.9)
40–49118 (12.3)65 (55.6)52 (44.4)
50–5989 (9.3)46 (52.3)42 (47.7)
>5926 (2.7)15 (57.7)11 (42.3)
Ethnic groupAboriginal27 (2.8)19 (70.4)8 (29.6)0.38
Arab6 (0.6)5 (83.3)1 (16.7)
Caucasian/white695 (72.9)485 (70.4)204 (29.6)
South Asian33 (3.5)20 (60.6)13 (39.4)
Asian128 (13.4)79 (62.2)48 (37.8)
Black/African16 (1.7)12 (80.0)3 (20.0)
Hispanic27 (2.8)15 (57.7)11 (42.3)
Other22 (2.3)13 (65.0)7 (35.0)
First languageEnglish815 (85.1)563 (69.9)243 (30.1)0.05
Non-English143 (14.9)87 (61.7)54 (38.3)
Highest level of educationNo formal education0000.70
Elementary or junior high school12 (1.3)7 (63.6)4 (36.4)
High school123 (12.9)86 (71.1)35 (28.9)
College/trade school269 (28.2)184 (69.2)82 (30.8)
University541 (56.7)364 (67.8)173 (32.2)
Other (ie, graduate school)9 (0.9)8 (88.9)1 (11.1)
  • *Includes valid data only.

  • EHR, electronic health record; STI, sexually transmitted infection.