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Table 1 Main characteristics and HIV testing practices of 6171a ever tested men who have sex with men

From: The incorporation of HIV self-testing as an exclusive option among men who have sex with men in Spain: results of an online cross-sectional study

  N %
Age group
 < 25 818 13.3
 25–34 2367 38.4
 35–44 1861 30.1
 45–49 610 9.9
 ≥ 50 515 8.3
Place of birth
 Spain 5219 84.6
 Latin-America 555 9.0
 Other regions 397 6.4
Education level
 Primary/Secondary 771 12.5
 Higher Secondary 1806 29.3
 University 3576 57.9
Municipality (number of inhabitants)b
 ≤ 500.000 3266 55.1
 > 500.000 2656 44.9
Relationship with gay culture
 Member of a gay CBOc 387 6.6
 Frequents gay scene but is not member of a gay CBO 2766 47.1
 Only frequents gay scene to hook up with other men 736 12.5
 Not related to gay scene in any way 1980 33.7
Sexual orientation
 Homosexual 5189 86.4
 Hetero-Bisexual 814 13.6
Has disclosed his sexual orientation to no one 389 6.5
Has had sex only with men (ever) 3631 58.8
Received an STI diagnosisb 2814 47.3
No. of unprotected anal intercourseb
 0 2279 38.2
 1 1704 28.5
 ≥ 2 1988 33.3
Has paid for sexb 416 6.9
Has been paid for sexb 284 4.7
No. of previous HIV tests
 ≥ 10 814 13.2
 2–9 4054 65.7
 1 1303 21.1
Time since last HIV test (years)
 < 1 2758 44.7
 1–2 1358 22.0
 ≥ 2 2055 33.3
Setting of last HIV test
 General practitioner 2423 39.3
 Sexual health clinics 1308 21.2
 Hospital or clinic during an admission 875 14.2
 Private laboratory 646 10.5
 HIV-AIDS related CBO 482 7.8
 Employer or insurance company clinic 187 3.0
 Others 247 3.9
Way of using of self-testing If approved
 Would never use self-testing 1608 26.1
 Would use in combination with other testing options 2268 36.8
 Would be my exclusive testing option 2295 37.2
  1. aDue to missing data the numbers might not add up to totals
  2. bIn the last 12 months
  3. cCommunity-Based Organization