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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of MSM who received “HIV check” kits

From: Assessment of HIV prevalence among MSM in Tokyo using self-collected dried blood spots delivered through the postal service

Characteristics n = 1358a %
Age groupb:   
 20–29 556 40.9
 30–39 460 33.9
 40–49 291 21.4
 50- 50 3.7
 Unknown 1 0.1
HIV testing history   
 Never tested 469 34.5
 Tested at least once 888 65.4
  Within 1 year 317 23.3
  1–2 years previously 346 25.5
  Over 3 years previously 209 15.4
  Test date unknown 16 1.2
 Unknown 1 0.1
First HIV test ever according to age   
 20–29 256/556 46.0
 30–39 114/460 24.8
 40–49 80/291 27.5
 50- 18/50 36.0
 Unknown 1
Residence prefectures   
 Tokyo 925 68.1
 Kanto (around Tokyo area) 386 28.4
 Other 47 3.5
  1. aNumbers represent individuals who received the “HIV check” kit for the first time
  2. bThe minimum age for eligibility was 20 years