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Table 1 Demographic profile of the seeds and immediate network members: Overall and site-specifics

From: Understanding socio-sexual networks: critical consideration for HIVST intervention planning among men who have sex with men in Kenya

Characteristics Overall Sites
Mombasa Kisumu Kiambu
N 290 83 103 104
Age
  15-19 7.6 18.1 1.0 5.8
  20-24 34.8 21.7 27.2 52.9
  25-29 23.1 20.5 28.2 20.2
  30 and above 34.5 39.8 43.7 21.2
  Median age (IQR) 26.0
(22.0-28.0)
27.0
(24.0-29.0)
28.0
(24.0-29.0)
24.0
(22.0-26.0)
Gender
  Man 98.3 96.4 100.0 98.1
  Woman 0.3 0.0 0.0 1.0
  Both 1.4 3.6 0.0 1.0
Sexual identity
  Straight 1.4 4.8 0.0 0.0
  Gay 76.8 78.3 80.4 72.1
  Bisexual 21.8 16.9 19.6 27.9
Sexual behaviour disclosure
  Open about same sex behaviour to a family member or relative 13.4 14.5 16.5 9.6
  Open about same sex behaviour to neighbour and community 12.8 18.1 11.7 9.6
  Open about same sex behaviour in the MSM community at hotspot 77.9 79.5 75.7 78.8
  Open about same sex behaviour with health care workers at MSM CBO 48.3 42.2 50.5 51.0
  No response/None 14.1 4.8 23.3 12.5
Relationship status
  Single 60.0 63.9 53.4 63.5
  Married (to a woman) 4.1 4.8 2.9 4.8
  Committed relationship with a man 35.2 30.1 42.7 31.7
  Committed relationship with a woman 7.2 2.4 11.7 6.7
  Divorced 2.8 1.2 6.8 0.0
Percentage who:
  Received money or gifts in exchange for sex in the last 3 months 67.4 88.0 85.9 33.0
  Given money or gifts in exchange of sex in last 3 months 52.2 33.7 86.3 33.7
  Currently enrolled in an MSM CBO 59.0 51.2 57.8 66.3
  Contacted to access health services in an MSM CBO in last 3 months 58.6 41.0 60.2 71.2
  Accessed health services in an MSM CBO in last 3 monthsa 62.1 68.7 58.3 60.6
Frequency of HIV testing as:
  Never/Rarely 11.0 3.7 21.2 6.8
  Once a year 11.0 17.3 15.2 1.9
  More than once a year 78.1 79.0 63.6 91.3
Ever tried HIVST 28.9 40.7 31.3 17.3$,#
Willing to try HIVST 93.7 90.4 95.0 95.1
  1. aAmong those contacted for health services
  2. $Different from Mombasa at < 0.001
  3. # Different from Kisumu at < 0.05