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Table 4 Sex risk behavior by primary income source

From: Primary source of income is associated with differences in HIV risk behaviors in street-recruited samples

Income source Legal Welfare Sex exchange Drugs/theft
Sexual identification* a     
Total heterosexual 73.0% 54.2% 39.3% 60.4%
African American 84.0% 49.3% 40.2% 67.9%
Hispanic 64.9% 46.1% 32.2% 51.2%
Asian 71.7% 80.0% 50.0% 83.3%
White 50.0% 56.3% 42.4% 61.1%
Total bisexual 19.0% 34.0% 43.2% 24.3%
African American 11.9% 41.3% 41.4% 21.4%
Hispanic 20.2% 38.2% 52.1% 26.8%
Asian 22.1% 13.3% 43.3% 16.7%
White 41.2% 31.0% 37.1% 25.0%
Total homosexual 7.9% 11.9% 17.5% 15.3%
African American 4.1% 9.3% 18.4% 10.7%
Hispanic 14.9% 15.8% 15.7% 22.0%
Asian 6.2% 6.7% 6.7% 0.0%
White 8.8% 12.7% 20.5% 13.9%
Partners in past 3 months**     
0 partners a 25.8% 19.4% 15.4% 17.3%
African American 25.2% 23.0% 10.3% 3.4%
Hispanic 29.3% 23.7% 22.3% 35.0%
Asian 26.2% 26.7% 40.0% 40.0%
White 8.8% 7.0% 7.9% 5.6%
1–5 partners a 55.4% 40.5% 28.0% 30.0%
African American 63.0% 31.1% 24.1% 37.9%
Hispanic 44.0% 46.1% 32.2% 22.5%
Asian 61.8% 56.7% 40.0% 20.0%
White 23.5% 38.0% 24.5% 33.3%
6–10 partners a 11.0% 27.8% 30.6% 32.7%
African American 8.8% 33.8% 26.4% 34.5%
Hispanic 14.1% 18.4% 26.4% 25.0%
Asian 6.2% 13.3% 3.3% 40.0%
White 41.2% 38.0% 41.7% 38.9%
11–20 partners a 5.5% 9.5% 17.7% 16.4%
African American 1.7% 10.8% 24.1% 20.7%
Hispanic 8.9% 7.9% 10.7% 12.5%
Asian 4.0% 0.0% 6.7% 0.0%
White 23.5% 14.1% 21.9% 19.4%
>20 partners a 2.2% 2.8% 8.2% 3.6%
African American 1.3% 1.4% 14.9% 3.4%
Hispanic 3.7% 3.9% 8.3% 5.0%
Asian 1.8% 3.3% 10.0% 0.0%
White 2.9% 2.8% 4.0% 2.8%
Used alcohol or drugs last time had sex***a 37.7% 49.1% 64.2% 68.2%
African American 35.8% 58.6% 76.8% 83.3%
Hispanic 42.4% 44.6% 60.5% 52.8%
Asian 34.7% 41.7% 60.0% 50.0%
White 39.4% 46.0% 60.6% 74.3%
  1. * χ2 = 124.0, df = 6, p < .001; **χ2 = 190.1, df = 12, p < .001; ***χ2 = 77.4, df = 3, p < .001