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Table 2 Comparison of average levels of anxiety, depression, number of gay-related stressful events, and social support by demographic factors

From: Current heterosexual marriage is associated with significantly decreased levels of anxiety symptoms among Chinese men who have sex with men

Risk FactorSDSSASGRSEsSSRS
MeanSDp valueMeanSDp valueMeanSDp valueMeanSDp value
Age, years
 18–2946.211.2< 0.00140.58.40.0290.40.70.05034.27.00.220
 30–3948.311.3 39.78.2 0.30.6 33.88.4 
 40–6452.011.1 42.813.4 0.20.5 32.88.7 
P linearity< 0.001 0.105 0.015 0.090 
Education, years
 < 1049.311.1< 0.00140.99.50.5770.51.00.36932.27.1< 0.001
 10–1247.711.6 40.28.9 0.40.8 34.37.5 
 ≥ 1344.410.9 41.09.3 0.50.9 35.67.4 
P linearity< 0.001 0.975 0.679 < 0.001 
Sexual identity
 Gay47.611.30.60341.78.90.0140.51.00.05333.97.5 
 Heterosexual45.610.0 39.08.3 0.41.1 35.29.9 
 Bisexual47.411.5 39.59.2 0.30.8 34.27.5 
 Unconfirmed45.911.5 40.510.2 0.40.7 33.56.5 
Marriage
 Single46.311.30.00340.68.40.0030.40.90.31934.07.1< 0.001
 Cohabitation49.211.6 42.29.4 0.41.0 33.07.3 
 Married with female50.010.9 38.712.1 0.51.0 35.88.6 
 Divorced49.312.5 44.49.6 0.20.6 30.88.1 
HIV positive
 Yes53.412.30.00445.616.10.0040.61.30.30034.07.40.670
 No47.111.3 40.58.8 0.40.9 34.69.3 
Disclosure of homosexual identity
 Yes46.811.60.47241.810.00.0520.71.2< 0.00134.17.70.740
 No47.411.3 40.38.9 0.40.8 34.07.5 
All47.311.4 40.79.2 0.40.9 34.07.5 
  1. SDS Self-rating depression score, SAS Self-rating anxiety score, SSRS Social support rating score, GRSE Gay related stressful event