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Table 1 Baseline demographic characteristics of men who completed at least one follow-up survey in China, 2016–2017 (N = 1219)

From: What happens after HIV self-testing? Results from a longitudinal cohort of Chinese men who have sex with men

Variables n %  
Age Group (years) < 20 197 16.2
20–29 762 62.5
30–39 207 17.0
40 or above 53 4.4
Residence status The sampling city 376 30.8
Other cities in the province 463 38.0
Other provinces 380 31.2
Marital Status Never married 1061 87.0
Currently married 110 9.0
Divorced or widowed 48 3.9
Educational level attained High school or below 429 35.2
Some College 348 28.6
College or above 442 36.3
Annual income (USD) 2500 or below 263 21.6
2501-8500 654 53.7
8501-14,000 192 15.8
> 14,000 110 9.0
Province Guangdong 603 49.5
Shandong 616 50.5
Sexual Orientation Gay 862 70.7
Bisexual 304 24.9
Unsure 53 4.4
Ever disclosed sexual orientation Yes 794 65.1
No 425 34.9
Ever disclosed sexual orientation to health providersa Yes 251 31.6
No 543 68.4
Had a male partner in the last 3 months Yes 657 53.9
No 562 46.1
Consistently used a condom with male partners in the last 3 monthsb Yes 333 50.7
No 324 49.3
Ever tested for HIV Yes 520 42.7
No 699 57.3
Ever self-tested for HIV Yes 202 16.6
No 1017 83.4
HIVST as first HIV testing before the studyc Yes 114 21.9
No 406 78.1
  1. Note:
  2. aAmong people reported ever disclosed sexual orientation to anyone else except male partner
  3. bAmong people who had a male partner in the last 3 months
  4. camong people who tested for HIV before (520)