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Table 1 Comparisons of socio-demographic characteristics of MSM at midterm (n = 352) and endline (n = 394)

From: Improving prevention and care for HIV and sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men in Cambodia: the sustainable action against HIV and AIDS in communities (SAHACOM)

Characteristics Midterm Endline OR (95 % CI)
Mean age (in years) 23.3 ± 5.3 23.7 ± 5.2 0.84
Marital status
 Never married 323 (92.0) 355 (90.3) 1.2 (0.7–2.0)
 Married 22 (6.0) 29 (7.4) 1.2 (0.7–2.1)
 Divorced/separated 7 (2.0) 10 (2.3) 1.3 (0.5–3.4)
Mean years of formal education completed 9.6 ± 3.0 9.5 ± 3.2 0.92
Currently living with
 Parents/relatives 268 (76.2) 316 (80.4) 1.3 (0.9–1.8)
 Spouse/sexual partner 34 (9.6) 32 (8.2) 1.2 (0.7–2.0)
 Friends/colleagues 18 (5.0) 25 (6.4) 1.6 (0.9–2.7)
 Alone 32 (9.2) 20 (5.0) 1.9 (1.0–3.3)
Major occupation
 Hairdressing and beauty salon 94 (26.7) 112 (28.6) 1.1 (0.8–1.5)
 Students 88 (25.0) 102 (26.0) 1.0 (0.8–1.5)
 Farmer or laborer 59 (16.7) 59 (15.1) 1.1 (0.8–1.7)
 Self–employed 38 (10.9) 58 (14.1) 1.4 (0.9–2.2)
 Office worker (private, NGO) 49 (13.9) 44 (11.4) 1.3 (0.8–2.0)
 Other (including unemployed) 24 (6.8) 19 (4.8) 1.8 (1.0–3.9)
Duration living in the current city >3 years 328 (93.2) 360 (92.1) 1.3 (0.7–2.2)
Perceived gender identity
 Women 138 (39.2) 80 (20.6) 2.5 (1.8–3.5)
 Men 148 (42.0) 228 (57.8) 1.9 (1.4–2.5)
 Both sex 66 (18.8) 85 (21.6) 1.2 (0.8–1.7)
  1. Values are number (%) with odds ratio (95 % CI) for categorical variables and mean ± standard deviation with p-value for continuous variables
  2. Abbreviations: CI confidence interval, MSM men who have sex with men, NGO non-governmental organization; OR, odds ratio