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Table 1 Demographic profile of gay and bisexual men in the sample (N=1217)

From: Problems with sex among gay and bisexual men with diagnosed HIV in the United Kingdom

Country or region of residence % (n) *SOPHID% Highest educational level % (n)
All England 91.5 (1108) 91.6 None 1.2 (14)
  East of England 3.5 (43) 2.8 Primary/Elementary <1 (5)
  East Midlands 2.7 (33) 4.0 Secondary/High School 26.9 (327)
  London 44.3 (538) 47.1 University/College 71.2 (862)
  North East 2.3 (28) 1.9   
  North West 11.8 (142) 10.7   
  South Central 3.8 (46) 3.4   
  South East Coast 7.8 (96) 8.2 Age  
  South West 3.8 (47) 4.8 Mean 42.9
  West Midlands 7.1 (87) 5.0 Median 42.0
  Yorkshire & Humber 4.1 (48) 3.6 Range 17-76
All Wales 4.3 (52) 2.3   
All Scotland 2.8 (34) 4.7   
All Northern Ireland 1.2 (15) 0.8   
Ethnicity % (n) *SOPHID% Time since HIV diagnosis % (n)
White 94.6 (1146) 87.2 <2 years 19.1 (229)
Black African 0.4 (5) 1.3 2-<5 years 21.3 (256)
Black Caribbean 0.7 (9) 2.1 5-<10 years 21.5 (259)
Black other 0.2 (2) 1.1 >10 years 38.1 (458)
Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi 0.8 (10) 1.1   
Other Asian/Oriental 0.8 (10) 1.5   
Other and mixed 2.4 (29) 4.9   
Receiving antiretroviral therapy % (n) *SOPHID% Sexuality (% (n)
Yes 73.9 (884) 70.3 Gay 94.7 (1152)
No 26.1 (313) 28.4 Bisexual 4.9 (60)
    Other <1 (5)
  1. * 2007 SOPHID data for homosexually acquired HIV [21].