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Table 1 Socio-demographic and behavioral characteristics of Chinese MSM, stratified by history of disclosure of same-sex behavior to HCP when seeking sexual health services (N = 357)

From: Do gay and bisexual men who conceal their same-sex behavior prefer different kinds of health services? Findings across four cities to inform client-centered HIV prevention in China

 Ever disclosed
n (%)
243 (68.1)
Never disclosed
n (%)
114 (31.9)
pOverall
(N = 357)
Socio-demographics
 Age (M, SD)30.6, 9.233.4, 9.60.00931.5, 9.4
 City currently living in
  Shanghai33 (82.5)7 (17.5)< 0.00140
  Beijing79 (77.5)23 (22.5)102
  Changsha47 (74.6)16 (25.4)63
  Guangzhou84 (55.3)68 (44.7)152
 Local residency permit71 (64.5)39 (35.5)0.390110
 College education or above163 (68.5)75 (31.5)0.811238
 Full-time employment (20 missing data)158 (65.0)85 (35.0)0.505243
 Household
  I live by myself75 (60.0)50 (40.0)0.009125
  I live with a partner56 (64.4)31 (35.6)87
  I live with roommate(s) or relatives74 (81.3)17 (18.7)91
  I do not have a stable home/Other36 (66.7)18 (33.3)54
 Married40 (66.7)20 (33.3)0.87960
 Average monthly income (USD)
  Low and middle income (≤442)41 (74.5)14 (25.5)0.35055
  Middle income (443–1474)94 (69.6)41 (30.4)135
  High income (≥1474)108 (64.7)59 (35.3)167
Sexuality
 Sexual attraction
  More to women than to men/Only to women7 (58.3)5 (41.7)0.73212
  To women and men equally27 (62.8)16 (37.2)43
  More to men than to women108 (69.7)47 (30.3)155
  Only to men101 (68.7)46 (31.3)147
 Sexual identity
  Bisexual74 (66.7)37 (33.3)0.896111
  Gay166 (68.6)76 (31.4)242
  Heterosexual/Other3 (75.0)1 (25.0)4
 Current intimate sexual relationship with a woman38 (61.3)24 (38.7)0.29262
Testing behaviors
 Frequency of HIV testing
  Never18 (42.9)24 (57.1)0.00142
  Once per year or less70 (65.4)37 (34.6)107
  About 2–3 times per year80 (73.4)29 (26.6)109
  At least 4 times per year75 (75.8)24 (24.2)99
 Frequency of STI testing
  Never63 (60.6)41 (39.4)0.028104
  Once per year or less90 (65.2)48 (34.8)138
  About 2–3 times per year47 (75.8)15 (24.2)62
  At least 4 times per year43 (81.1)10 (18.9)53
Sexual behavior in past 6 months
 Anal sex positioning (15 missing data)
  Any receptive154 (73.3)56 (26.7)0.009210
  Insertive only78 (59.1)54 (40.9)132
 Sex with men or women or both
  Only with men172 (69.4)76 (30.6)0.664248
  More with men than with women36 (63.2)21 (36.8)57
  With women and men equally9 (56.2)7 (43.8)16
  More with women than with men/Only with women8 (66.7)4 (33.3)12
  Haven’t had sex33 (78.6)9 (21.4)24
 Number of male sex partners
  0–1102 (66.7)51 (33.3)0.140153
  2–5118 (66.7)59 (33.3)177
   ≥ 623 (85.2)4 (14.8)27
 HIV-positive male sex partner (15 missing data)
  None116 (66.7)58 (33.3)0.393174
  I don’t know105 (69.5)46 (30.5)151
  Yes, partner on ART8 (80.0)2 (20.0)10
  Yes, partner not on ART3 (42.9)4 (57.1)7
 Condomless anal sex106 (72.6)40 (27.4)0.128146
 Commercial sex with male sex partners18 (66.7)9 (33.3)1.00027
 STI symptoms /diagnosis17 (73.9)6 (26.1)0.64723
 Recreational drug use3 (75.0)1 (25.0)1.0004
 Group sex with male sex partners27 (71.1)11 (28.9)0.71638
Perceptions of HIV and risk
 HIV in social networks92 (66.7)46 (33.3)0.812138
 Likelihood of HIV acquisition (M, SD) 22.1, 0.72.2, 0.70.1572.1, 0.7
 Worry about HIV acquisition (M, SD) 33.1, 0.92.8, 0.90.0033.0, 0.9
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