Table 4

Socio-demographic factors associated with the odds of sexual activity and consistent condom use among adolescent cisgender boy (aged 13–18 years) participants in the Northwest Territories (NWT), Canada

Socio-demographic factoruRRP valueaRR*P valueaRR†P value
Sexual activity (n=115)
 Age1.62 (1.42, 1.84)<0.0011.50 (1.30, 1.74)<0.0011.51 (1.27, 1.79)<0.001
 Indigenous identity2.02 (0.98, 4.14)0.0561.08 (0.83, 1.41)0.5651.07 (0.54, 2.13)0.851
 LGBQ+ identity1.13 (0.39, 3.27)0.8241.2 (0.69, 2.11)0.5201.48 (0.52, 4.21)0.463
 Rural residence1.60 (0.83, 3.09)0.1580.34 (0.26, 0.46)<0.0010.63 (0.34, 1.15)0.131
 Past 3 month alcohol/drug use5.76 (3.24, 10.22)<0.0013.90 (2.12, 7.19)<0.001
 STI knowledge1.12 (1.02, 1.22)0.0121.07 (0.99, 1.15)0.097
Consistent condom use (n=54)
 Age0.92 (0.75, 1.12)0.3890.99 (0.90, 1.10)0.8840.95 (0.77, 1.18)0.660
 Indigenous identity1.47 (0.58, 3.77)0.4181.73 (1.16, 2.56)0.0071.93 (0.92, 4.02)0.080
 LGBQ+ identity2.05 (1.51, 2.78)<0.0012.39 (1.93, 2.95)<0.0012.37 (1.44, 3.91)<0.001
 Rural residence0.83 (0.46, 1.52)0.5530.70 (0.56, 0.86)0.0010.70 (0.38, 1.30)0.257
 Past 3 month alcohol/drug use1.31 (0.67, 2.58)0.4321.35 (0.73, 2.50)0.338
 STI knowledge1.00 (0.91, 1.10)0.9791.01 (0.92, 1.10)0.846
  • *Multivariable models adjusted for age, Indigenous ancestry, LGBQ+ identity, and rural place of residence.

  • †Multivariable models adjusted for age, Indigenous ancestry, LGBQ+ identity, rural place of residence, alcohol use in the past 3 months, and STI knowledge.

  • aRR, adjusted relative risk; LGBQ +, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and other sexually diverse; STI, sexually transmitted infection; uRR, unadjusted relative risk.