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Table 1 Harmful behaviours and poor health outcomes reported in Natsal-3 used to define health domains

From: The health and well-being of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Britain: Evidence from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3)

Harmful behaviours Poor health outcomes
Domain: Mental health
Not available in Natsal-3 • Received treatment for depression from a health professional, past year
Domain: Physical health
• Current smoker
• Usual alcohol consumption greater than recommended levels of 21 units per week [34]
• Usually drink >8 units of alcohol on one occasion (‘binge drinking’ [34]) at least weekly
• Any illicit drug use (including cannabis), past year
• Current health described as ‘bad’ or ‘very bad’
• Long-standing illness/disability/infirmity
• 1+ chronic condition (excluding depression)
• Unhealthy BMI (BMI <18 | >25) [35]
Domain: Sexual health
• ≥2 condomless-sex partners, past year
• ≥10 sex partners, past year
• Non-use of condoms at first sex with any of the three most recent partners, past year
• STI diagnosis/es, past year
• Distressed/worried about sex life, past year
• Experienced attempted non-volitional sex, ever