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Table 1 Characteristics of MSM in the two IBBA rounds

From: Patterns of condom use by men who have sex with men before and after the Avahan intervention in Andhra Pradesh state of India

Variable Categories Number (% of N) [95% CI of % or years]
IBBA Round 1 IBBA Round 2
2006 2009
(N = 1,618)* (N = 1,600)†
Age (years) Mean ± SD 27.5 ± 8.0 27.3 ±7.4
[27.0 - 28.0] [26.5 - 28.0]
Education Illiterate 381 (23.5) 288 (18.0)
[21.5 - 25.6] [16.1 - 19.9]
Literate 1,237 (76.5) 1,312 (82.0)
[74.4 - 78.5] [80.1 - 83.9]
Marital status with female Never married 900 (55.6) 1,015 (63.4)
[53.2 - 58.0] [61.0 - 65.8]
Ever married 719 (44.4) 586 (36.6)
[42.0 - 46.8] [34.2 - 39.0]
Circumcised No 1,435 (88.9) 1,471 (91.9)
[87.3 - 90.4] [90.6 - 93.3]
Yes 179 (11.1) 129 (8.1)
[9.6 - 12.7] [6.7 - 9.4]
Male sex work No 859 (53.1) 878 (54.9)
[50.7 - 55.6] [52.4 -57.3]
Yes 758 (46.9) 722 (45.1)
[44.4 - 49.3] [42.7 - 47.6]
Male Partners‡ Regular 1,032 (63.8) 979 (61.2)
[61.5 - 66.1] [58.8 - 63.6]
Paid 696 (43.0) 328 (20.5)
[40.6 - 45.4] [18.5 - 22.5]
Occasional 1,460 (90.2) 1,522 (95.1)
[88.8 - 91.6] [94.0 - 96.2]
Female partners‡ Regular 823 (50.9) 706 (44.1)
[48.5 - 53.3] [41.7 - 46.5]
Paid 656 (40.6) 99 (6.2)
[38.2 - 43.0] [5.0 - 7.4]
Age at first sex with a man (years) Mean ± SD 16.4 ± 2.5 17.1 ±2.7
[16.3 - 16.6] [16.9 - 17.4]
Duration of sex with men (years) Mean ± SD 11.1 ± 7.7 10.1 ±7.5
[10.6 - 11.6] [9.4 - 10.9]
Membership in MSM community-based organization No 1,571 (97.1) 552 (34.7)
[96.2 - 97.9] [32.3 - 37.0]
Yes 47 (2.9) 1,040 (65.3)
[2.1 - 3.8] [63.0 - 67.7]
HIV status Negative 1,338 (82.7) 1,296 (81.0)
[80.8 - 84.5] [79.1 - 82.9]
Positive 280 (17.3) 304 (19.0)
[15.5 - 19.2] [17.1 - 20.9]
  1. *Data missing in IBBA Round 1: circumcision for 4; male sex work for 1; duration of sex with male for 2.
  2. †Data missing in IBBA Round 2: age for 1; duration of sex with male for 1; paid male partner for 10; membership in a community based organization for 9.
  3. ‡Not mutually exclusive.