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Table 2 Demographic features of each MSM focus group in Accra, Kumasi, and Manya Krobo

From: “But the moment they find out that you are MSM…”: a qualitative investigation of HIV prevention experiences among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Ghana’s health care system

  Accra Kumasi Manya Krobo  
Group No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total (Accra) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total (Kumasi) 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total (Manya Krobo) Total (all sites)
Sample Size (n=) 8 6 6 7 6 6 6 8 53 6 8 5 6 6 6 8 6 51 4 6 6 7 6 4 33 137
Age (years)
 25 or less 88 67 17 71 33 50 33 100 60 17 100 80 100 100 83 100 100 86 25 83 83 86 17 55 69
 26–35 13 17 50 14 67 50 67 32 83 20 17 14 75 17 17 14 83 100 45 28
 > 35 17 33 14 8 3
Education Level
 < Primary 10th 13 50 17 67 13 19 75 83 33 43 67 25 55 20
 Primary 10th 38 17 33 29 33 50 17 25 30 17 2 14 3 13
 Diploma 50 83 50 71 17 33 17 63 49 33 75 83 33 25 67 41 67 43 21 39
 College 17 2 67 25 100 100 67 75 33 57 25 17 33 75 21 27
HIV Serostatus
 HIV negative 63 67 100 86 100 100 100 100 89 33 25 40 83 33 33 75 67 49 75 83 100 100 83 100 91 74
 HIV positive 17 2 1
 Status unknown 25 14 6 50 75 60 17 67 67 25 33 49 25 17 17 9 23
 Decline to answer 13 17 4 17 2 2
HIV Testing History
 Never Tested 38 14 17 9 67 75 80 83 50 83 50 50 67 17 33 25 12 31
 Tested ≥1 time 63 83 100 86 100 100 83 100 89 33 25 20 17 50 17 50 50 33 100 83 100 100 67 75 88 68
Sexual Attraction
 Men only 25 33 17 43 67 50 100 100 55 83 75 100 67 67 67 88 100 80 25 17 71 17 24 57
 Men and Women 75 67 67 57 33 50 43 17 25 33 33 33 13 20 75 100 83 29 83 100 76 42
 Women only 17 2 1
Housing
 Renting 50 17 33 14 67 17 67 32 50 13 60 17 16 75 50 50 29 33 25 42 28
 Live with parents 38 67 67 71 33 50 33 100 58 50 63 40 100 17 33 25 41 25 50 50 43 33 25 39 47
 Boarding House 25 83 50 75 100 43 29 6 18
 Squatting 17 2 1
 Home Owner 13 17 14 17 8 33 50 12 6
Marital Status
 Not Married 100 100 83 100 100 100 100 100 98 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 50 75 88 96
 Married 17 2 50 25 12 4
  1. Numbers in italics are expressed as percentages