The survey was conducted by the Centre for Development of the People (CEDEP) in conjunction with United Nations in Malawi and John Hopkins University.
Speaking during the presentation of the findings, CEDEP Executive Director, Gift Trapence said in Mzuzu on Thursday that the figure underscores the need for government and its stakeholders to incorporate issues of homosexual in their programs.
“These findings will enable stakeholders to make informed decisions when planning and designing their programs,” he said.
He said the survey will also establish social behavioural change characteristics and HIV and Aids among men who have sex with men.
However, the survey shows that out of the total figure, 9.3 percent of them were married to women.