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Table 1 Description of sample: maximum n = 784, excluding those self-identified as HIV positive

From: Exposure and impact of a mass media campaign targeting sexual health amongst Scottish men who have sex with men: an outcome evaluation

   n %
Age in years (n = 758) ≤24 213 28.1
  25-34 238 31.4
  35-44 204 26.9
  ≥45 103 13.6
Education (n = 759) Secondary 137 18.1
  Vocational/Further education 318 41.9
  Degree/Postgraduate 304 40.1
Employment (n = 768) Employed/Self-employed 613 79.8
  Unemployed/Student/retired 155 20.2
Area of residence (n = 737) Glasgow 551 74.8
  Edinburgh 11 1.5
  Rest of Scotland 134 18.2
  Rest of UK 38 5.2
  Elsewhere 3 0.4
Frequency of going out on the “gay scene” (n = 764) ≤ once per month 185 24.2
  2-3 times per month 226 29.6
  1-2 times per week 256 33.5
  ≥ 3 times per week 97 12.7
Number of UAI partners in previous year (n = 762) 0 402 52.8
  1 247 32.4
  ≥2 113 14.8
AI/UAI risk in previous year (n = 736) a    
  No AI or UAI partners in previous year 138 18.8
  ≥1 AI partners, no UAI partners 248 33.7
  ≥1 UAI partners, no additional risk factors 112 15.2
  ≥1 UAI partners, ≥1 additional risk factors 238 32.3
Use of lubricant with anal intercourse in previous year (n = 621) Water- or silicone-based lubricant only 457 73.6
  Any other practice 164 26.4
Recency of HIV testing (n = 766) < 6 months previously 304 39.7
  6-12 months previously 134 17.5
  1-5 years previously 127 16.6
  > 5 years previously 47 6.1
  Never 154 20.1
Recency of STI testing (n = 740) < 6 months previously 272 36.8
  6-12 months previously 124 16.8
  > 12 months previously 206 27.8
  Never 138 18.6
Intention to have HIV test in following 6 months (n = 731) Strongly agree/Agree 472 64.6
  Uncertain/Disagree/Strongly Disagree 259 35.4
  1. Notes. UAI unprotected anal intercourse, AI anal intercourse.
  2. a Additional risk factors: whether any UAI partners had been casual, whether the HIV status of these partners was known, and whether any had been HIV positive.