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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of physicians who saw at least one male STI patient, 2017 (N = 501)

From: Identifying MSM-competent physicians in China: a national online cross-sectional survey among physicians who see male HIV/STI patients

Characteristics Total
n %
Age (years) Mean: 37.6 ± 8.2; Min: 23; Max: 76
 ≤30 110 22.0%
 31–40 244 48.7%
 > 40 147 29.3%
Sex
 Male 376 75.0%
 Female 125 25.0%
Education
 Associate’s degreea 36 7.2%
 Bachelor’s degree 198 39.5%
 Master’s degree 216 43.1%
 PhD degree 51 10.2%
Specialty
 Dermatovenerology 166 33.1%
 Urology 151 30.1%
 General medicineb 72 14.4%
 Proctology 41 8.2%
 Othersc 37 7.4%
 Infectious disease 34 6.8%
Level of care
 Primary 34 6.8%
 Secondary 145 28.9%
 Tertiary 322 64.3%
Type of Medical institute
 Public 449 89.6%
 Private 52 10.4%
Proctoscope or anoscope available
 Yes 403 80.4%
 No 98 19.6%
Free condom and lubricants available
 Yes 260 51.9%
 No 241 48.1%
STI prevention pamphlets or educational materials available
 Yes 377 75.2%
 No 124 24.8%
Had seen MSM STI patients in the last 12 months
 Yes 267 53.3%
 No 234 46.7%
Asked about sex with other men when seeing last patient
 Yes 378 75.4%
 No 123 24.6%
Ask about anal sex when seeing last patient
 Yes 277 55.3%
 No 224 44.7%
Recommended STI testingd when seeing last patient
 Yes 455 90.8%
 No 46 9.2%
  1. aAssociate’s degree is usually earned in two years or more and can be attained at community colleges, technical colleges, vocational schools, and some colleges;
  2. bGeneral medicine includes internal medicine, pediatrics and general practice;
  3. cOthers include Reproductive Medicine, Andrology, Emergence clinic, Hematology, Professional Health, AIDS Prevention Office;
  4. dSTI testing means both HIV testing and Syphilis testing