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Table 1 Participants’ baseline characteristics between 2012 and 2018

From: HIV incidence and sexual behavioral correlates among 4578 men who have sex with men (MSM) in Chengdu, China: a retrospective cohort study

Characteristics N (%)
Age (years old) a
  ≤ 30 3168 (69.2)
 30–45 1066 (23.3)
 46–59 287 (6.3)
  ≥ 60 57 (1.2)
Education a
 Junior high school or less 573 (12.5)
 Senior high school/secondary technical school 1036 (22.6)
 College or higher 2969 (64.9)
Marital status a
 Single 3517 (76.8)
 Married with a woman 842 (18.4)
 Divorced/widowed 219 (4.8)
Number of male sexual partners in the past 6 months b
 Zero 250 (7.0)
 One fixed male sexual partner 1140 (31.9)
 Multiple male sexual partners 2189 (61.2)
Primary venue to find sexual partners b
 No male sexual partners 222 (6.2)
 Offline 745 (20.8)
 Online 1449 (40.5)
 Money boys from clubs 1074 (30.0)
 Other venues 89 (2.5)
Condom use during anal intercourse in the past 6 months b
 Never 225 (6.3)
 Sometimes 1352 (37.8)
 Every time 1575 (44.0)
 No anal intercourse 427 (11.9)
  1. a The baseline characteristics data were collected since 2012 (N = 4578)
  2. b These baseline characteristics data were collected since 2014 (N = 3579)