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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the sample and subgroups

From: Links between chemsex and reduced mental health among Norwegian MSM and other men: results from a cross-sectional clinic survey

  Full sample
(N = 1013) %
Chemsex
(n = 144) %
No chemsex
(n = 857) %
Age (Mean [SD], range) 33.2 (9.2), 18–79 33.0 (8.0), 20–55 33.2 (9.4), 18–79
Current residency
 Oslo 936 (92.8) 138 (95.8) 784 (91.5)
 Elsewhere 73 (7.3) 5 (3.5) 69 (8.1)
Education
 Primary school 26 (2.6) 4 (2.8) 20 (2.3)
 High school/Secondary school 229 (22.6) 39 (27.1) 188 (21.9)
 College/University degree 477 (47.1) 68 (47.2) 401 (46.8)
 Master or Ph.D 280 (27.6) 32 (22.2) 246 (28.7)
Employment
 Work full- or part time 758 (74.7) 107 (74.3) 642 (74.9)
 Student 179 (17.6) 24 (16.7) 152 (17.7)
 Unemployed 50 (4.9) 12 (8.3) 37 (4.3)
 Retired/On disability/Other 28 (2.8) 1 (0.7) 26 (3.0)
Relationship status
 In relationship with man 186 (18.4) 35 (24.3) 149 (17.4)
 In relationship with woman 213 (21.0) 21 (14.6) 185 (21.6)
 Single 605 (59.8) 88 (61.1) 512 (59.7)
 Other 8 (0.8) 0 8 (0.9)
Sexual orientation
 Gay/homosexual 438 (43.4) 74 (51.4) 361 (42.1)
 Bisexual 71 (7.0) 12 (8.3) 58 (6.8)
 Heterosexual 496 (49.2) 58 (40.3) 430 (50.2)
 Other 4 (0.4) 0 4 (0.5)
Years lived in Norway
 < 5 years 59 (6) 9 (6) 50 (6)
 5–10 years 65 (6) 14 (19) 51 (6)
 > 10 years 882 (87) 121 (84) 761 (89)