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Table 3 Information seeking and knowledge

From: Knowledge of HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases among men who have sex with men in Finland

   Age Place of residence Highest education Employment
   Under 25 25-40 Over 40 Pop.
Over
500 000
Pop. 100
000-499
999
Pop.
Under
100 000
College level or higher Others Full time Others
Information seeking During last month 2 13 9 15 2 6 16 8 18 6
0.4% 1.3% 1.5% 2.0% 0.3% 0.9% 1.6% 0.8% 1.6% 0.6%
  More seldom 379 857 516 673 513 521 889 858 968 777
78.8% 86.3% 87.8% 88.3% 85.9% 80.8% 88.5% 81.7% 87.6% 81.9%
  Never 100 123 63 74 82 118 99 184 119 166
20.8% 12.4% 10.7% 9.7% 13.7% 18.3% 9.9% 17.5% 10.8% 17.5%
Knowledge about HIV, tests and treatments Already knowing 472 985 585 758 591 637 997 1035 1101 932
97.5% 98.7% 99.2% 99.1% 98.8% 98.0% 99.1% 98.3% 99.3% 98.0%
Not certain, know, understand, believe 12 13 5 7 7 13 9 18 8 19
2.5% 1.3% 0.8% 0.9% 1.2% 2.0% 0.9% 1.7% 0.7% 2.0%
Knowledge about infection transmission Already knowing 446 951 562 741 567 599 971 983 1069 885
92.1% 95.3% 95.3% 96.9% 94.8% 92.2% 96.5% 93.4% 96.4% 93.1%
Not certain, know, understand, believe 38 47 28 24 31 51 35 70 40 66
7.9% 4.7% 4.7% 3.1% 5.2% 7.8% 3.5% 6.6% 3.6% 6.9%
Knowledge about PEP Already knowing 77 242 121 186 110 130 235 205 249 190
15.9% 24.2% 20.5% 24.3% 18.4% 20.0% 23.4% 19.5% 22.5% 20.0%
Not certain, know, understand, believe 407 756 469 579 488 520 771 848 860 761
84.1% 75.8% 79.5% 75.7% 81.6% 80.0% 76.6% 80.5% 77.5% 80.0%
  1. p -value < 0.05
  2. p-value > 0.05