Table 1: Characteristics of 31 men who have sex with men (MSM) participating in a qualitative study of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis acceptability, Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire, 2018

n (%)
          Mean age in years [SD] 26.6 [8.3]
                    < 20 6 (19)
                    20-24 4(13)
                    25-29 14 (45)
                    30-39 4 (13)
                    40-49 2 (6)
                    ≥ 50 1 (3)
          Marital status (in relation with a woman)
                    Married 2 (6)
                    Cohabiting with a woman 4 (13)
                    Not married or cohabiting with a woman 22 (71)
                    No response 3 (10)
          Relationship status
                    Single 10 (32)
                    In a relationship with a man 8 (26)
                    In a relationship with a woman 4 (13)
                    In a relationship with a woman and a man 9 (29)
          Highest education level achieved
                    Non-educated 5 (16)
                    Primary school 5 (16)
                    Secondary school 12 (39)
                    Higher than secondary school 9 (29)
          Employment status
                    Student 14 (45)
                    Salaried employee 1 (3)
                    Craftsman / Merchant 9 (29)
                    Unemployed 1 (3)
                    Other 6 (19)
          Religion
                    Traditional 1 (3)
                    Christianism 8 (26)
                    Islamism 21 (68)
                    No religion 1 (3)
          Member of an MSM association
                    No 7 (23)
                    Yes 24 (77)
          MSM status known by at least one relative
                    No 9 (29)
                    Yes 22 (71)
          Type of relative who knows status*
                              Father 1 (5)
                              Mother 3 (14)
                              Brother or sister 5 (23)
                              Friend 22 (100)
                              Woman partner 2 (9)
                              Cousin 1 (5)
          Sexual preference
                    Homosexual 14 (45)
                    Bisexual 16 (52)
                    Heterosexual 1 (3)

*Applied to the 22 MSM who answered yes to the question: Does at least one relative knows your MSM status? These answers are not mutually exclusive; SD, Standard deviation.

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