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Table 1 Demographics of participants

From: Exploring anal self-examination as a means of screening for anal cancer in HIV positive men who have sex with men: a qualitative study

  Number of participants (total = 20)
Born in Australia 18 (90%)
Healthcare card holder* 12 (60%)
Private health insurance 4 (20%)
Education
 - Primary Education 1 (5%)
 - Secondary Education 4 (20%)
 - Technical and Further Education 5 (25%)
 - University degree 7 (35%)
 - Postgraduate 3 (15%)
Employment
 - Work full time 6 (30%)
 - Work part time 3 (15%)
 - Unemployed 3 (15%)
 - Retired 8 (40%)
Currently on antiretrovirals for HIV 19 (95%)
Past anal issues
 - Sexually transmitted infection 2 (10%)
 - Haemorrhoids 4 (20%)
 - Warts 5 (25%)
 - Fissure 1 (5%)
 - Perianal abscess 2 (10%)
Mean age = 54.5 years (range 35–78)
Mean years living with HIV = 18.8 years (range 4–32)
  1. *Healthcare cards are given to Australian residents with a lower income to be able to access cheaper medicines and medical costs.