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Table 4 Psychological characteristics of the subjects in the high-risk behavior group (Group A) and the control group (Group B).

From: Psychological characteristics in high-risk MSM in China

  Group A Group B χ2 P
Strong suicidal thoughts 29.8% (17/59) 17.3%(109/630) 5.47 0.019
Willing to attend gay clubs 69.5%(41/59) 58.0% (379/653) 2.93 0.087
Support of gay marriage 78.0% (46/59) 72.4% (471/651) 0.86 0.353
Belief in unlikelihood of HIV infection 32.2% (19/59) 59.8% (377/630) 16.86 0.000
Belief in condoms against HIV infection 36.8% (21/57) 19.2% (125/650) 9.92 0.002
Belief in condoms against other STDs 96.6% (57/59) 89.2% (580/650) 3.23 0.072
Assumption of no VDs with NASOs 46.4% (26/56) 31.3% (203/649) 5.3 0.020
Offended upon SOD 45.8% (27/59) 52.3% (340/650) 0.93 0.335
Hurt by heterosexual individuals 26.3% (15/57) 11.3% (73/645) 10.74 0.001
Hurt by homosexual gay individuals 32.1% (18/56) 22.8% (147/645) 2.50 0.114
Life-affecting pain from sexual identity 59.6% (31/49) 43.7% (251/532) 3.62 0.057
SAAM before the age of 16 years 63.8% (37/58) 11.1% (73/656) 113.41 0.000
  1. STDs: sexually transmitted diseases; VDs: venereal diseases; NASOs: normal appearance of sexual organs; SOD: sexual orientation disclosure; SAAM: sexual abuse by adult male(s)