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Table 2 Comparison of sex-related knowledge and attitudes towards premarital sex and pregnancy among unmarried female workers from the Eastern/Central and the Western of China

From: Sexual Knowledge, attitudes and behaviors among unmarried migrant female workers in China: a comparative analysis

  Eastern/central
(N = 4379)
Western
(N = 777)
t2 p
Sex-related knowledge (Mean, SD)
   Sexual physiology 7.34 ± 1.78 6.45 ± 1.68 13.33 0.000
   Contraception methods 3.65 ± 1.80 2.79 ± 1.83 12.14 0.000
   HIV/STI transmission 6.08 ± 2.22 5.01 ± 2.66 10.69 0.000
   Total scores 17.07 ± 4.28 14.25 ± 4.55 16.09 0.000
Attitudes towards premarital sex (N, %)
   Favorable 606 (13.9) 72 (9.3)   
   Neutral 634 (14.5) 105 (13.5) 13.81 0.001
   Unfavorable 3129 (71.6) 599 (77.2)   
Attitudes towards pregnancy (N, %)
   Favorable 359 (8.2) 43 (5.5)   
   Neutral 715 (16.3) 73 (9.4) 34.66 0.000
   Unfavorable 3305 (75.5) 661 (85.1)