Table 2

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

MSM
n (%)
Non-MSM
n (%)
p Value
Cannabis26 (10.2%)55 (11.6%)0.62
Cocaine (powder)11 (4.3%)15 (3.2%)0.14
MDMA (pill/powder)14 (5.5%)22 (4.6%)0.6
Mephedrone4 (3.1%)1 (0.2%)<0.05
Ketamine9 (3.5%)4 (0.8%)<0.01
Volatile nitrites (‘poppers’)47 (18.4%)3 (0.6%)<0.01
Sildenafil (Viagra)30 (11.8%)3 (0.5%)<0.01
Amphetamine2 (0.8%)2 (0.4%)0.5
γ-hydroxybutyrate (GHB)6 (2.4%)1 (0.2%)<0.01
γ-butyrolactone (GBL)8 (3.1%)1 (0.2)%<0.01
Methamphetamine3 (1.2%)1 (0.2%)0.09
  • MDMA, 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine; MSM, men who have sex with men.