Table 1

Proportion reporting an STI in the past 12 months by selected sociodemographic characteristics and site of enrolment in survey (N=3138) (missing values for each variable not shown)

 NAny STIUnadjusted OR
n (%)
Age (years)
 16–29124389 (7.1)Ref.
 30–44103293 (9.0)1.3 (0.95 to 1.7)
 45 or more83675 (9.0)1.3 (0.93 to 1.8)
Ethnicity
 New Zealand European2262193 (8.5)Ref.
 Maori31729 (9.1)1.1 (0.72 to 1.6)
 Pacific834 (4.8)0.5 (0.20 to 1.5)
 Asian25816 (6.2)0.7 (0.42 to 1.2)
 Other18612 (6.5)0.7 (0.40 to 1.4)
Sexual identity
 Gay/homosexual2319212 (9.1)Ref.
 Bisexual67936 (5.3)0.6 (0.39 to 0.80)
 Other1339 (6.8)0.7 (0.36 to 1.4)
Highest qualification
 No school qualification20115 (7.5)0.8 (0.48 to 1.5)
 School only56849 (8.6)1.0 (0.69 to 1.4)
 Professional or trades106778 (7.3)0.8 (0.60 to 1.1)
 University degree1260111 (8.8)Ref.
Place of residence
 Auckland1654138 (8.3)Ref.
 Elsewhere in New Zealand1304103 (7.7)0.9 (0.70 to 1.2)
 Overseas10542 (13.3)1.7 (0.94 to 3.0)
Survey type and site
 Offline—community event96277 (8.0)Ref.
 Offline—bars11811 (9.3)1.2 (0.61 to 2.3)
 Offline—sex-on-site venues17517 (9.7)1.2 (0.71 to 2.1)
 Online survey (GOSS)1883152 (8.1)1.0 (0.76 to 1.3)
  • GOSS, Gay Online Sex Survey; STI, sexually transmitted infection.