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Table 1 Characteristics of MSW attending STI clinics in the Netherlands, 2006–2012

From: Young male sex workers are at high risk for sexually transmitted infections, a cross-sectional study from Dutch STI clinics, the Netherlands, 2006–2012

  MSW (N = 3,053)
  Numbera %
Age group
 15–24 years 789 26
 25–34 years 1,252 41
  ≥ 35 years 1,011 33
Country/Area of origin
 The Netherlands 1,511 50
 Eastern Europe 620 20
 Other European countries 134 4
 Latin America 437 14
 Sub-Saharan Africa 40 1
 Asia 57 2
 Turkey/Morocca 127 4
 Other or unknown 124 4
Self-defined sexual preference
 Heterosexual 855 28
 Homo/bisexual 2,183 72
Intravenous drug user in the past 6 months
 No 2,919 98
 Yes 64 2
Previous bacterial STIb in the past 2 years
 No 2,208 84
 Yes 429 16
Previous HIV test
 No 648 22
 Yes 2,345 78
HIV result among MSW previously tested
 Positive test 207 9
 Negative test 2,138 91
  1. aMissing data: 1 for age, 3 for Country/area of origin, 15 for self-defined sexual preference, 70 for intravenous drug use, 416 for previous bacterial STI, 60 for previous HIV test
  2. bChlamydia, gonorrhoea and/or syphilis