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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