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Table 3 Comparisons of sexual behaviors and HIV/STI testing among MSM with a lower and higher level of psychological distress

From: Mental health among men who have sex with men in Cambodia: Implications for integration of mental health services within HIV programmes

Sexual behaviors in the past 3 months Total Total GHQ-12 score
(n = 394) ≤3 (n = 241) >3 (n = 153) p-value*
Mean number of sex partners 3.9 ± 5.4 3.8 ± 5.7 4.0 ± 5.0 0.68
Used a condom in the last sex 313 (82.8) 202 (87.4) 211 (75.5) 0.003
Had sex with girlfriends 118 (29.9) 79 (32.7) 39 (15.4) 0.03
Mean number of girlfriends you had sex with 1.7 ± 1.1 1.7 ± 1.0 1.9 ± 1.2 0.26
Used a condom in last sex with girlfriends 97 (82.2) 68 (86.1) 29 (74.4) 0.12
Had sex with boyfriends 206 (86.9) 126 (85.7) 80 (88.9) 0.48
Mean number of boyfriends you had sex with 2.4 ± 3.8 2.3 ± 3.5 2.6 ± 4.3 0.53
Used a condom in last sex with boyfriends 192 (92.8) 117 (92.9) 75 (92.6) 0.94
Had anal sex with boyfriends 196 (94.2) 116 (91.3) 80 (98.8) 0.03
Used condom in last anal sex with boyfriend 187 (92.1) 114 (94.2) 73 (89.0) 0.18
Sold sex to men 67 (17.0) 42 (17.4) 25 916.3) 0.78
Used condom when selling sex last time 63 (94.0) 40 (95.2) 23 (92.0) 0.59
Tested for HIV in the past 6 months 252 (64.0) 160 (66.4) 92 (60.1) 0.21
Been diagnosed with an STI 28 (7.1) 16 (6.6) 12 (7.9) 0.63
  1. GHQ general health questionnaire, MSM men who have sex with men, STI sexually transmitted infection
  2. Values are number (%) for categorical variables and mean ± SD for continuous variables
  3. *Chi-square test or Fisher’s exact test was used as appropriate for categorical variables and Student’s t-test was used for continuous variables