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Table 7 The extent that poor health outcomesa cluster within and across health domains for (i) men reporting sex exclusively with women (MSEW), (ii) men reporting sex with men (MSM), and (iii) and MSM who identified as gay in Natsal-3

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)

Population: (i) Men who have sex exclusively with women (MSEW)
Clustering: Within domain Across domains
Domain: Physical health Sexual health Mental health  
  % (95 % CI) % (95 % CI) % (95 % CI)
No. of poor health outcomes reported within each domain:    
 0 26.5 (25.2–27.9) 85.8 (84.7–86.9) 94.2 (93.5–94.9)
 1 40.4 (38.8–42.0) 13.3 (12.3–14.4) 5.8 (5.1–6.5)
 2 18.1 (16.8–19.4) 0.9 (0.6–1.2) N/A
 3 13.1 (12.1–14.3) 0.0 (0.0–0.1) N/A
 4 1.9 (1.5–2.4) N/A N/A
  Total: 100 % Total: 100 % Total: 100 %
Population: (ii) Men who have sex with men (MSM)
Clustering: Within domain Across domains
Domain: Physical health Sexual health Mental health
  % (95 % CI) % (95 % CI) % (95 % CI)
No. of poor health outcomes reported within each domain:    
 0 30.1 (22.8–38.6) 64.6 (55.6–72.7) 86.0 (79.5–90.8)
 1 33.5 (25.3–42.8) 28.7 (21.3–37.4) 14.0 (9.2–20.5)
 2 15.6 (10.0–23.4) 6.1 (2.8–13.0) N/A
 3 17.8 (12.0–25.5) 0.6 (0.1–3.9) N/A
 4 3.1 (1.2–8.0) N/A N/A
  Total: 100 % Total: 100 % Total: 100 %
Population: (iii) MSM who identified as gayb
Clustering: Within domain Across domains
Domain: Physical health Sexual health Mental health
  % (95 % CI) % (95 % CI) % (95 % CI)
No. of poor health outcomes reported within each domain:    
 0 31.4 (22.1–42.4) 61.1 (49.3–71.7) 80.1 (68.6–88.1)
 1 25.9 (17.1–37.2) 34.3 (24.4–45.7) 19.9 (11.9–31.4)
 2 11.1 (5.3–21.8) 4.6 (1.8–11.3) N/A
 3 26.7 (17.1–39.1) 0.0 (N/A) N/A
 4 4.9 (1.3–16.6) N/A N/A
  Total: 100 % Total: 100 % Total: 100 %
  1. aSee Table 1
  2. bMSM who identified as gay in Natsal-3 are a subset of all MSM