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Table 2 Characteristics of the three study samples

From: Translation and validation of the Short HIV Stigma scale in Brazilian Portuguese

  Grindr Social media Hornet
Total 114 164 1824
Age
 Mean (SD) 38.6 (10.1) 43.7 (12.3) 37.8 (9.9)
Age categories
 18–24 8 (7.0) 6 (3.7) 103 (5.6)
 25–29 16 (14.0) 21 (12.8) 301 (16.5)
 30–39 39 (34.2) 38 (23.2) 721 (39.5)
 40–49 33 (28.9) 42 (25.6) 423 (23.2)
 50–59 16 (14.0) 38 (23.2) 238 (13.0)
 60+ 2 (1.8) 19 (11.6) 38 (2.1)
Gender
 Cisgender men 114 (100) 89 (54.3) 1794 (98.4)
 Cisgender women 0 (0) 63 (38.4) 0 (0)
 Transgender/non-binary 0 (0) 12 (7.3) 30 (1.6)
Sexual orientation
 Gay/homosexual 104 (91.2) 87 (54.0) 1665 (91.4)
 Bisexual 10 (8.8) 6 (3.7) 146 (8.0)
 Heterosexual 0 (0) 68 (42.2) 9 (0.5)
Skin color/race
 White 63 (56.8) 75 (46.3) 1121 (63.0)
 Black 14 (12.6) 25 (15.4) 191 (10.7)
 Pardo (Mixed)/native 34 (30.6) 62 (38.3) 467 (26.3)
Incomea
 Low 26 (22.8) 93 (56.7) 497 (27.2)
 Middle 57 (50.0) 58 (35.4) 832 (45.6)
 High 31 (27.2) 13 (7.9) 495 (27.1)
Education (years)b
 ≤ 12 30 (26.5) 100 (61.0) 565 (31.4)
 > 12 83 (73.5) 64 (39.0) 1233 (68.6)
Regionc
 Other 36 (31.6) 27 (16.5) 121 (6.6)
 Southeast/South 78 (68.4) 137 (83.5) 1703 (93.4)
 Partner
 No 83 (72.8) 82 (50.0)
 Yes 31 (27.2) 82 (50.0)
Short HIV Stigma Scale scores
 Personalized stigma
  Mean (SD) 5.9 (2.9) 5.9 (2.8) 5.5 (2.5)
 Disclosure concerns
  Mean (SD) 11.1 (1.5) 8.9 (3.2) 10.6 (2.1)
 Concerns about public attitudes
  Mean (SD) 9.8 (1.9) 8.7 (2.4) 9.3 (2.2)
 Negative self-image
  Mean (SD) 7.8 (2.6) 6.7 (2.5) 7.3 (2.6)
  1. aWe considered the number of minimum wages in the family monthly income: low ≤ 2, middle > 2–6, high > 6 (monthly minimum wage in 2019 was 998 BRL = US $248, currency from January 2020)
  2. b ≤ 12 years is equivalent to complete Secondary Education or less, > 12 is equivalent to complete College education or higher
  3. cOther = North, Northeast and Central-west regions
  4. – Data not available