Sample characteristics(n) Self- reported current STI symptoms (n=165) Self –reported past STI symptoms (n=451) Self-reported recent condom non-use (n=1876) Self-reported inconsistent condom use (n=3052)
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Age group        
15-25(1933) 66 (2.2) 218 (2.2) 721 (35.3)* 1435 (75.9)*
26-35(1381) 65 (3.5) 165 (3.5) 759 (47.6) 1122 (77.2)
>35(580) 33 (3.6) * 67 (3.6) 276 (59.2) 494 (84.5)
Self -identity        
Kothi(1400) 52 (2.7) 144 (7.9) 434 (28.2)* 940 (34.6)*
Non- Kothi(2495) 113 (3.1) 307 (8.5) 1412 (53.6) 2112 (11.3)
Occupation        
Sex work(236) 7 (2.1) 34 (12.1) 86 (26.5)* 145 (4.7)*
Others(3659)1 158 (3.0) 417 (8.0) 1760 (44.0) 2907 (85.2)
Literacy        
Literate(3180) 130 (3.0) 361 (8.3) 1413 (40.3)* 2433 (76.0)*
Illiterate(715) 35 (2.9) 90 (8.3) 282 (58.0) 619 (86.1)
Marital Status        
Married(1292) 64 (3.4) 160 (8.7) 999 (75.0)* 1194 (91.7)*
Unmarried(2603) 101 (2.8) 291 (8.1) 847 (30.7) 1858 (72.3)
1Also includes Public, private job/ business
* p<0.05 Chi Square
Table 2: Self reported STI symptoms/ recent condom non-use/inconsistent condom use by background characteristics among MSM, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, India.