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Table 1 Characteristics of the studies included in this meta-analysis

From: Lifetime prevalence of suicidal ideation among men who have sex with men: a meta-analysis

First author Year of publication Location of study Sample source Sampling method Number of MSM with suicidal ideation Sample size Quality of study
Cochran [49] 2000 USA Population-based Random sampling 32 78 Moderate
Mathy [12] 2002 Worldwide Population-based Internet 878 3887 Moderate
Botnick [50] 2002 Canada Community-based Not reported 150 345 Moderate
Warner [51] 2004 United Kingdom Community-based Snowball sampling 357 741 Moderate
de Graaf [8] 2006 Netherlands Population-based Random sampling 33 82 Moderate
Sheridan [52] 2009 Lao People’s Democratic Republic Community-based Venue-day-time sampling 90 540 Moderate
Brennan [53] 2010 Canada Population-based Random sampling 268 948 Moderate
Wang [14] 2012 Switzerland Community-based Random sampling 316 571 Moderate
Deuba [54] 2013 Nepal Community-based Snowball sampling 159 339 Moderate
Wang [34] 2013 Switzerland Community-based Random sampling 154 276 Moderate
Chen [55] 2015 China Community-based Snowball sampling 398 1530 Low
Ferlatte [56] 2015 Canada Community-based Internet 4180 8382 Low
Parker [57] 2015 Estonia Community-based Internet 118 265 Moderate
Blosnich [58] 2016 USA Population-based Random sampling 269 756 Moderate
Hottes [59] 2016 Canada Population-based Random sampling 1289 4675 Moderate
Mu [47] 2016 China Community-based Respondent-driven sampling 148 807 Moderate
Hladik [60] 2016 Uganda Community-based Respondent-driven sampling 270 608 Moderate
Stahlman [10] 2016 Gambia, Togo, Burkina Faso Community-based Respondent-driven sampling and snowball sampling 205 1555 Moderate
Kohlbrenner [61] 2016 Nepal Community-based Respondent-driven sampling 60 282 Moderate