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Table 1 Characteristics of MSM in SSA, 2014–2016 (N = 3040)

From: Disclosure of same-sex practices and experiences of healthcare stigma among cisgender men who have sex with men in five sub-Saharan African countries

Country, n (%)
 Côte d’Ivoire 947 (31.2)
 Cameroon 838 (27.6)
 Lesotho 476 (15.7)
 eSwatini 393 (12.9)
 Senegal 386 (12.7)
Age in years
 Mean (SD) 24.5 (5.1)
 Median (IQR) 24 (21–27)
Education, n (%)
  ≤ High school 2386 (78.5)
  > High school 654 (21.5)
Income, n (%)
 Quintile 1 1263 (41.5)
 Quintile 2 460 (15.1)
 Quintile 3 206 (6.8)
 Quintile 4 627 (20.6)
 Quintile 5 484 (15.9)
HIV status, n (%)
 Negative 2110 (69.4)
 Positive 172 (5.7)
 Unknown 758 (24.9)
Depression, n (%)
 Yes 490 (16.1)
 No 2550 (83.9)
Disclosure of same-sex practices
 Not to a family member or a HCW, n (%) 2064 (67.9)
 To a family member only, n (%) 566 (18.6)
 To a HCW only, n (%) 243 (8.0)
 To a family member and a HCW, n (%) 167 (5.5)
  1. MSM, men who have sex with men; SSA, sub-Saharan Africa; SD, standard deviation; IQR, interquartile range; HIV, human immunodeficiency virus; HCW, healthcare worker