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Table 2 Subgroup analyses of the lifetime prevalence of suicidal ideation among MSM

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

Subgroup

 

Number. of studies

MSM with suicidal ideation

Total sample

Pooled prevalence of suicidal ideation (95% CI) (%)

Heterogeneity

Between group difference

I 2 (%)

P value

χ 2

P value

Geographic area

       

613.596

<0.001

 

High-income countries

11

7166

17,119

42.55 (34.78–50.50)

98.8

<0.001

  
 

Low- and middle- income countries

7

1330

5661

25.78 (17.33–35.26)

98.3

<0.001

  

Sample source

       

554.585

<0.001

 

Population-based

6

2769

10,426

30.58 (26.25–35.09)

93.8

<0.001

  
 

Community-based

13

6605

16,241

36.34 (26.93–46.32)

99.2

<0.001

  

HIV status

       

11.504

0.001

 

Positive

2

38

149

25.75 (17.64–34.76)

18.0

0.269

  
 

Negative

3

344

2283

16.99 (3.17–38.52)

99.1

<0.001