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Table 3 Behavioral characteristics of the subjects in the high-risk behavior group (group A) and the control group (group B).

From: Psychological characteristics in high-risk MSM in China

  Group A Group B χ2 P
Permanent male sex partner to live together 43.1% (25/58) 63.3% (395/624) 9.15 0.002
Active or passive oral-anal behaviors 72.9% (43/59) 37.7% (248/657) 27.70 0.000
Active or passive finger-anal behaviors 65.5% (38/58) 41.7% (273/655) 12.31 0.000
Bleeding-associated masochistic behaviors 5.4% (3/56) 2.8% (18/651) 1.20 0.273
Bleeding in sexual intercourse last year 42.1% (24/57) 24.3% (158/651) 8.72 0.003
Condom use in oral sex in last 6 months* 88.5% (46/52) 81.8% (413/505) 1.45 0.225
Condom use in anal sex in last 6 months* 39.2% (20/51) 43.4% (214/492) 0.35 0.557
Condom failure in last 6 months** 25.5% (13/51) 8.3%(42/503) 15.21 0.000
Alcohol use 45.8% (27/59) 26.3% (171/650) 10.17 0.001
Drug use 9.1% (5/59) 4.6% (29/633) 2.19 0.139
  1. Since not all the respondents included in this study answered all the questions in the survey, the sample size varied for different parameters analyzed. * indicated "never or seldom used condoms in the past 6 months prior to the questionnaire survey"; ** indicates to condom breakage and slippage