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Volume 24, Number 7—July 2018

Effects of Sexual Network Connectivity and Antimicrobial Drug Use on Antimicrobial Resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Chris R. KenyonComments to Author  and Ilan S. Schwartz
Author affiliations: Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde, Antwerp, Belgium (C.R. Kenyon); University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa (C.R. Kenyon); University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (I.S. Schwartz)

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Table 1

Number of partners of MSM and heterosexual men from Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom*

Survey description Sexual orientation of participants Mean no. lifetime sex partners (95% CI or SD) Median no. lifetime sex partners (IQR) Mean (95% CI) or median no. recent sex partners† Median no. recent sex partners (IQR)†
ASHR II‡ MSM 143.1 (95.7–190.6) 22 (7–100) 6.8 (5.1–8.5) 1 (1–10)

Heterosexual men
17.9 (17.1–18.7)
1.4 (1.3–1.4)
NHANES§ MSM 26.9 (7.8) 22 (4–100) NA NA

Heterosexual men
14.8 (1.6)
8 (3–20)
Heterosexual men NA NA 3.8 1

*ASHR II, Australian Study of Health and Relationships II; IQR, interquartile range; NA, not available; NATSAL, National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (United Kingdom); NHANES, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (United States).
†For ASHR and NHANES, recent refers to the previous 12 months; for NATSAL II, recent refers to the previous 5 years.
‡ASHR II is a nationally representative sample of adults 16–59 y in Australia. Data were collected during 2012–2013 (n = 20,094).
§NHANES is a nationally representative sample of civilian, noninstitutionalized adults 18–69 y in the United States. Data were collected during 2009–2012 (n = 13,374).
¶NATSAL is a national probability sample of adults 16–44 y in the United Kingdom. Data were collected during 2000 (n = 11,161).

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