Table 1

Demographic characteristics of the survey participants

CharacteristicNFrequency (%)
Age (median(range))29333 (18–71)
Gender identityMale293209 (71.3)
Female80 (27.3)
Sexual partners—gender of typical sexual partner(s)*MSM282106 (37.6)
MSW96 (34.0)
WSM67 (23.8)
WSW13 (4.6)
Identify as two-spirit†2808 (2.7)
Education completedCollege/ university/postgraduate292235 (80.5)
High school degree51 (17.5)
Some high school6 (2.1)
EthnicityWhite, European descent272144 (52.9)
Asian descent75 (27.6)
Central or South American18 (6.6)
Other, other mixed descent15 (5.5)
Aboriginal (including Aboriginal & White)11 (4.0)
African or Black9 (3.3)
Have had an STI ever289144 (49.8)
Number of partners in the last 6 months028313 (4.6)
1–2115 (40.6)
3–473 (25.8)
5–948 (17.0)
10–1924 (8.5)
20+10 (3.5)
Have a regular healthcare provider or family doctor286149 (52.1)
Have heard of the HPV vaccine291233 (80.1)
Have previously received the HPV vaccine29365 (22.2)
Have heard of the hepatitis B vaccine288261 (90.6)
Have previously received the hepatitis B vaccine292168 (57.5)
Intend to engage in future in positive health behaviours‡226212 (93.8)
Willing to pay out of pocket for an STI vaccine271242 (89.3)
  • *Categorisation based on participant responses of their own gender identity and their typical partner(s) gender identity.

  • †Two spirit refers to a person who identifies as having both masculine and feminine spirit, used by some Indigenous populations in Canada.

  • ‡Variable is aggregate of scaled agreeableness of future positive health behaviours.

  • .HPV, human papillomavirus; MSM, men who have sex with men; MSW, men who have sex with women; STI, sexually transmitted infection; WSM, women who have sex with men; WSW, women who have sex with women.