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Table 1 Baseline demographic characteristics of Kunming MSM participants

From: Prospective cohort study of HIV incidence and molecular characteristics of HIV among men who have sex with men(MSM) in Yunnan Province, China

Characteristics No. of lost to follow-up MSM (proportion,%) No. of MSM retained in cohort (proportion,%) Total No. Of MSM(proportion,%)
Age (yrs.)    
≥30 75(66.4) 126(47.5)** 201(53.2)
18-29 38(33.6) 139(52.5) 186(46.8)
Marriage status    
Single 86(76.1) 177(66.8%) 263(69.6)
Married 10(8.8) 43(16.2%) 53(14.0)
Cohabitating 14(12.40%) 28(10.6%) 42(11.1)
Divorced/widowers 3(2.7%) 17(6.4%) 20(5.3)
Permanent residence    
Kunming City 23(20.4%) 113(42.6%)*** 136(36.0)
Other cities in Yunnan province 49(43.4%) 88(33.2%) 137(36.2)
Other provinces 41(36.3%) 64(24.2%) 105(27.8)
Nationality    
Han 90(79.6) 220(83.0%) 311(82.3)
Non-Han 23(20.4) 45(13.0) 67(17.7)
Level of education    
College and above 42(37.2%) 130(49.1%) 172(45.5)
Senior high school 34(30.1%) 80(30.2%) 114(30.2)
Junior high school and below 37(32.7) 55(20.7) 92(24.3)
Sexual orientations    
Homosexual orientation 47(41.6%) 164(61.9%)** 211(55.8)
Bisexual orientation 64(57.9) 101(38.1) 165(43.7)
Heterosexual orientation 2(0.5) 0(0.0) 2(0.5)
Main location to seek homosexual partners    
Internet 29(25.7%) 31(11.7%)* 164(43.4)
Bar/night club/tearoom 6(5.3%) 24(9.1%) 60(15.9)
Park/public restroom/square 14(12.4%) 37(14.0%) 51(13.5)
Bathing room/sauna/massage room 47(41.6%) 117(44.2%) 30(7.9)
Other places 17(15.0%) 56(21.1%) 73(19.3)
Occupations    
Others 82(72.6%) 187(70.6%) 269(71.2)
Students 18(15.9%) 44(16.6%) 62(16.4)
Retired 13(11.5%) 34(12.8%) 47(12.4)
  1. *, P<0.05; **,P<0.01; ***,P<0.001.