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Table 2 HIV/STDS-related knowledge 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

Questionnaire items Correct rate (%)
  total suburban downtown
Overall correct answers of HIV/STDs knowledge items 60.8 53.3 68.6 b
Infection with HIV can have no symptoms 35.2 24.1 46.8 b
Mosquito bites can spread HIV 41.4 37.3 45.6
the use of condoms can reduce the risk of HIV infection 88.9 84.3 93.7 b
HIV can be spread by sharing tableware 69.8 56.5 83.5 b
HIV can be spread by sharing toilet or bathtub 52.5 34.9 60.8 b
HIV infected blood is a risk factor for HIV transmission 89.5 86.7 92.4
Unprotected sexual relations is a risk factor for HIV infection 82.1 72.3 92.4 b
Unprotected oral sex may transmit HIV 51.2 48.2 54.4
  1. b: P < 0.05 by using χ 2 rs to adjust the Pearson chi-square