Table 3

Sexual behaviour and unmet need for STI testing in the past 3 months among cisgender MSM, by data collection period (2017 (reference category) vs 2020)

2017 survey
n (%)
2020 survey
n (%)
OR (95% CI) for the 2020 surveyP valueaOR (95% CI)* for the 2020 surveyP value
Any new male partners1127 (71.1)447 (46.8)0.36 (0.30 to 0.42)<0.0010.31 (0.26 to 0.37)<0.001
Anal sex1450 (76.0)472 (49.4)0.31 (0.26 to 0.36)<0.0010.30 (0.25 to 0.36)<0.001
CAS1036 (55.7)250 (36.6)0.46 (0.39 to 0.54)<0.0010.48 (0.40 to 0.56)
CAS with multiple partners559 (30.8)194 (20.3)0.57 (0.47 to 0.69)<0.0010.55 (0.45 to 0.67)<0.001
Unmet need for STI testing†611 (42.5)314 (32.8)0.66 (0.55 to 0.78)<0.0010.58 (0.48 to 0.70)<0.001
  • Table created by coauthors.

  • *Adjusting for age, ethnic group, country of residence, having a degree, relationship status.

  • †One or more new sex partners and/or multiple condomless anal sex partners, and no STI testing.

  • CAS, condomless anal sex; MSM, men who have sex with men.