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Table 1 Financial hardship and drug use among men who have sex with men in Paris (N = 580)

From: Financial hardship and drug use among men who have sex with men

  Total Overall usea Any drugb Tobacco usec Alcohol use Marijuana use Inhalant nitrites use Club drug used
Total 580 (100) 438 (75.5) 316 (54.5) 250 (43.1) 271 (46.7) 113 (19.5) 271 (46.7) 68 (11.7)
Age
 18–24 84 (14.5) 70 (83.3) 40 (47.6) 45 (53.6) 55 (65.5) 23 (27.4) 28 (33.3) 9 (10.7)
 25–29 103 (17.8) 83 (80.6) 69 (67.0) 52 (50.5) 60 (58.3) 35 (34.0) 59 (57.3) 20 (19.4)
 30–39 180 (31.0) 137 (76.1) 99 (55.0) 76 (42.2) 87 (48.3) 26 (14.4) 89 (49.4) 25 (13.9)
 40–49 139 (24.0) 104 (74.8) 73 (52.5) 58 (41.7) 50 (36.0) 24 (17.3) 65 (46.8) 10 (7.2)
  ≥ 50 54 (9.3) 37 (68.5) 29 (53.7) 16 (29.6) 17 (31.5) 5 (9.3) 24 (44.4) 4 (7.4)
Sexual orientation
 Gay 487 (84.0) 377 (77.4) 276 (56.7) 216 (44.4) 237 (48.7) 101 (20.7) 236 (48.5) 64 (13.1)
 Bisexual 69 (11.9) 48 (69.6) 30 (43.5) 26 (37.7) 27 (39.1) 9 (13.0) 25 (36.2) 2 (2.9)
Born in France
 Yes 450 (77.6) 353 (78.4) 240 (55.6) 200 (44.4) 224 (49.8) 86 (19.1) 217 (48.2) 58 (12.9)
 No 113 (19.5) 80 (70.8) 62 (54.9) 47 (41.6) 45 (39.8) 27 (23.9) 50 (44.3) 10 (8.9)
Employment status
 Employed 388 (66.9) 291 (75.0) 208 (53.6) 165 (42.5) 178 (45.9) 61 (15.7) 186 (47.9) 48 (12.4)
 Unemployed 84 (14.5) 71 (84.5) 57 (67.9) 36 (42.9) 41 (48.8) 21 (25.0) 49 (58.3) 10 (11.9)
 Student 81 (14.0) 65 (80.3) 43 (53.1) 44 (54.3) 48 (59.3) 31 (38.3) 28 (34.6) 10 (12.4)
Current Relationship
 Single 378 (65.2) 288 (76.2) 201 (53.2) 162 (42.9) 186 (49.2) 76 (20.1) 168 (44.4) 47 (12.4)
 Relationship with a man 172 (29.7) 136 (79.1) 105 (61.1) 77 (44.8) 78 (45.4) 35 (20.4) 94 (54.7) 21 (12.2)
Financial Hardship
 Low 297 (51.2) 211 (71.0) 144 (48.5) 108 (36.4) 134 (45.1) 46 (15.5) 125 (42.1) 30 (10.1)
 High 264 (45.5) 221 (83.7) 167 (63.3) 139 (52.7) 135 (51.1) 67 (25.4) 141 (53.4) 38 (14.4)
  1. Values are presented as n(%)
  2. aIncludes cigarettes, electronic cigarettes or nicotine vapes, alcohol, marijuana, synthetic marijuana, cocaine, MDMA, ketamine, GHB/GBL, methamphetamine, heroin, prescription stimulants, prescription benzodiazepines, inhalant nitrites, other inhalants, prescription opioids, psychedelics, synthetic cathinones, and anabolic steroids
  3. bIncludes marijuana, synthetic marijuana, cocaine, MDMA, ketamine, GHB/GBL, methamphetamine, heroin, prescription stimulants, prescription benzodiazepines, inhalant nitrites, other inhalants, prescription opioids, psychedelics, synthetic cathinones, and anabolic steroids
  4. cIncludes cigarettes and electronic cigarettes (nicotine vapes)
  5. dIncludes MDMA, ketamine, and GHB/GBL