Skip to main content

Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of FSWs from downtown and suburban areas

From: A study of HIV/AIDS related knowledge, attitude and behaviors among female sex workers in Shanghai China

Characteristics Downtown ( n = 158) Suburban ( n = 166) Total ( n = 324) χ 2 rs a P -value
  n % n % n %   
Age:         
mean ± SD (range) 25.3 ± 4.8(15.5-36.2) 25.9 ± 5.1 (16.5-37.1) 25.5 ± 4.9(15.5-37.1)   
   < 25 88 55.7 84 50.6 172 53.1 0.437 0.748
   25 + 70 44.3 82 49.4 152 46.9   
Marital status         
   Never married 76 48.1 70 42.2 146 45.1 0.751 0.483
   Married or divorced 82 51.9 96 57.8 178 54.9   
Education         
   <= Middle school 119 75.3 134 81.7 224 78.1 1.076 0.184
   High school + 39 24.7 32 19.3 71 21.9   
Monthly income (RMB)         
   < 2500 Yuan 96 60.8 122 73.5 218 67.3 14.432 < 0.050
   2500 + Yuan 62 39.2 44 26.5 106 32.7   
  1. a: We estimated the ICC as 0.01. Computed adjustments χ 2 rs to the Pearson chi-square were made as proposed by Rao and Scott [12] that adjusted for the clustering design effect (10 geographic sites).