Table 3

Risk factors associated with Mycoplasma genitalium infection

Characteristic (N=890)People with characteristics (N, %)MG infections (N, %)Crude OR (95% CI)P value*
Age (IQR)32.1 (26.5–40.0)33.8 (28.2–40.1)1.01 (0.98 to 1.03)0.624
Sexual conduct
 Women222 (24.9)10 (4.5)1
 MSW179 (20.2)10 (5.6)1.25 (0.51 to 3.08)0.621
 MSM489 (54.9)46 (9.4)2.20 (1.09 to 4.45)0.028
Origin
 Spanish527 (59.2)33 (6.2)1
 Non-Spanish363 (40.8)33 (9.1)1.50 (0.90 to 2.47)0.115
Sexual partners (last 3 months)
 1–5636 (71.5)37 (5.8)1
 6–20213 (23.9)22 (10.3)1.87 (1.07 to 3.24)0.027
 >2041 (4.6)7 (17.1)3.33 (1.38 to 8.02)0.007
Active oral sex
 No192 (21.6)10 (5.2)1
 Yes698 (78.4)56 (10.6)1.59 (0.79 to 3.17)0.191
Receptive anal intercourse
 No361 (40.6)14 (3.9)1
 Yes529 (59.4)52 (9.8)2.70 (1.47 to 4.95)0.001
HIV positive
 No806 (90.6)53 (6.6)1
 Yes84 (9.4)13 (15.5)2.60 (1.35 to 5.00)0.004
Syphilis history
 No711 (79.9)45 (6.3)1
 Yes179 (20.1)21 (11.7)1.97 (1.14 to 3.40)0.015
CT co-infection
 No813 (91.3)60 (7.4)1
 Yes77 (8.7)6 (7.8)1.07 (0.45 to 2.58)0.868
NG co-infection
 No814 (91.5)60 (7.4)1
 Yes76 (8.5)6 (7.9)1.06 (0.44 to 2.54)0.895
  • 2 tests for categorical variables and Mann-Whitney U test for quantitative variables.

  • CT, Chlamydia trachomatis;MG, Mycoplasma genitalium; MSM, men who have sex with men; MSW, men who have sex with women; NG, Neisseria gonorrhoeae.