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Table 1 Demographic characteristics, stigma and depression symptoms of MSM in Blantyre, Malawi (N = 338)

From: A structural equation model of factors associated with HIV risk behaviors and mental health among men who have sex with men in Malawi

Variables Mean SD
Demographic Information
 Age (year) 25.13 5.16
  n %
Employment Status (N = include denominator for all variables, since some are missing data and do not total 338)
 Unemployed 158 46.75
 Employed 136 40.22
 Student 44 13.02
Marital Status (with women)
 Married or cohabiting 37 10.95
 Single or divorced 301 89.05
Number of Children
 None 285 84.57
 One or more 52 15.43
Lifetime experiences of stigma
 Family member(s) made a stigmatizing remark 82 24.33
 Rejection by friends 118 35.01
 Received a lower quality of healthcare 34 10.06
 Tortured 50 14.88
 Scared to walk in public 54 16.07
 Beaten up/physically abused 40 11.83
Depression Symptomatology
 Felt sad for more than 2 weeks 102 30.18
 Ever wanted to end one’s life 38 11.34
 Having Concurrent relationships in last 12 months 178 52.67
 Use condom with main male partner 119 63.00
 Use condom with casual male partner 174 68.00