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Table 2 Distribution of responses for items related to social norms and self-efficacy

From: The interaction between HIV testing social norms and self-efficacy on HIV testing among Chinese men who have sex with men: results from an online cross-sectional study

  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree
Social Norm
 Most gay men want to get tested but are afraid to get tested. 513(24.37) 977(46.41) 517(24.56) 98(4.66)
 Most gay men who get tested do not want others to find out they were tested. 746(35.44) 969(46.03) 341(16.20) 49(2.33)
 Most gay men want to get tested for HIV. 762(36.20) 981(46.60) 345(16.39) 17(0.81)
 Most gay men who want to get tested will tell their partners they want to get tested 490(23.28) 995(47.27) 575(27.32) 45(2.14)
 Most gay men have been tested for HIV 323(15.34) 684(32.49) 968(45.99) 130(6.18)
 Most gay men get tested for HIV only if they are sick or feel uncomfortable 393(18.67) 968(45.99) 634(30.12) 110(5.23)
Self-Efficacy
 You would feel comfortable discussing HIV testing with a potential partner 508(24.13) 1033(49.07) 495(23.52) 69(3.28)
 You feel confident that you could refuse to have sex with a partner who did not want to undergo HIV testing 686(32.59) 860(40.86) 447(21.24) 112(5.32)
 You feel confident that you could persuade your partner to undergo HIV testing 717(34.06) 1152(54.73) 224(10.64) 12(0.57)
 You can get tested for HIV if you wish 1004(47.70) 1043(49.55) 52(2.47) 6(0.29)
 You would get tested for HIV even if you are afraid to know the results 925(43.94) 1074(51.02) 91(4.32) 15(0.71)
 You have confidence that you will undergo HIV testing regularly 541(25.70) 1028(48.84) 501(23.80) 35(1.66)