Skip to main content

Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of MSM in Republic of Cyprus, 2011-2012 (n = 200) a

From: HIV prevalence, sexual and HIV testing behaviors among men who have sex with men in the Republic of Cyprus: 2011-2012 data from a cross-sectional study

Variables Ν %
Age group   
18-25 years 51 28
>25 years 130 72
Languageb   
Greek 169 84.5
English 31 15.5
Marital Status   
Single 184 92.0
Married 7 3.5
Divorced 4 2.0
Widowed 1 0.5
In cohabitation 4 2.0
Ethnicity   
Greek Cypriots 168 84.0
Turkish Cypriots 18 9.0
Greek 8 4.0
Other nationalities 6 3.0
Education   
Primary school 6 3.0
Secondary school 57 28.5
College degree 24 12.0
University degree 80 40.0
Master/PhD degree 33 16.5
Occupational Status   
Civil Servant 55 27.8
Private Servant 74 37.4
Worker 12 6.1
Businessman 10 5.0
Unemployment 9 4.5
Self-employment 20 10.1
Student 18 9.1
Sexual identity   
Homosexual/Gay 146 74.9
Bisexual 23 11.8
Heterosexual 26 13.3
Living Arrangements   
With parents 83 41.5
Cohabiting 9 4.5
Alone 102 51.0
Other 6 3.0
  1. MSM: Men who have sex with men.
  2. aNote: for some variables totals may not add up due to missing values.
  3. bThis refers to language of communication with the participants for the purposes of the study.