Table 1

Comparison of lifetime use of recreational drugs between the 254 MSM and 475 non-MSM study participants

MSM
n (%)
Non-MSM
n (%)
p Value
Cannabis153 (62.7%)274 (57.8%)0.5
Cocaine (powder)117 (48.6%)150 (31.6%)<0.01
MDMA (pill/powder)95 (40.8%)137 (28.9%)<0.01
Mephedrone50 (23.9%)25 (8.0%)<0.01
Ketamine80 (33.7%)66 (13.9%)<0.01
Volatile nitrites (‘poppers’)177 (71.4%)119 (25.1%)<0.01
Sildenafil (Viagra)105 (43.5%)84 (17.7%)<0.01
Amphetamine66 (29.8%)87 (18.4%)0.02
γ-hydroxybutyrate (GHB)48 (22.7%)27 (5.7%)<0.01
γ-butyrolactone (GBL)29 (16.1%)13 (2.7%)<0.01
Methamphetamine34 (16.9%14 (2.9%)<0.01
  • MDMA, 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine; MSM, men who have sex with men.