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Table 2 Sexual behaviours of men who have sex with men (MSM) versus heterosexual men (non-MSM) among sexually active male students, China

From: The characterisation of sexual behaviour in Chinese male university students who have sex with other men: A cross-sectional study

  MSM (n = 68) Non-MSM (n = 1756) Crude OR(95%CI)b P Value
  n %a n %a   
First sex       
Partner type in first sex       
   Regular 43 63.2 1521 86.6 1  
   Casual 17 25.0 191 10.9 3.15(1.76–5.63) 0.000
   Commercial 6 8.8 34 1.9 6.24(2.49–15.65) 0.000
Condom use in first sex       
   Yes 13 19.1 530 30.2 1  
   No/not sure 53 77.9 1215 69.2 1.78(0.97–3.29) 0.067
Consent at first sex       
   Willing 52 76.5 1685 96.0 1.0  
   Unwilling 8 11.8 42 2.4 6.17(2.76–13.80) 0.000
   Being coerced 5 7.4 6 0.3 27.00(7.98–91.32) 0.000
Sex in lifetime       
Partner number lifetime       
1 13 19.1 1062 60.5 1  
≥ 2 38 55.9 584 33.3 5.32(2.81–10.06) 0.000
Condom use life time       
   Always/often/sometimes 23 33.8 1113 63.4 1  
   Rarely/Never 42 61.8 612 34.9 3.29(1.96–5.53) 0.000
STD diagnosed lifetime       
   No 51 75.0 1653 94.1 1  
   Yes 8 11.8 17 1.0 15.25(6.29–36.97) 0.000
Sex in the last year       
Partner type in the last yearc       
   Regular only 27 55.1 1139 84.1 1  
   Ever casuald 14 28.6 150 11.1 3.94(2.02–7.68) 0.000
   Ever commerciale 6 12.2 40 3.0 6.33(2.47–16.19) 0.000
Partner number in the last yearc       
1 24 49.0 1040 76.8 1  
≥ 2 18 36.7 279 20.6 2.80(1.50–5.22) 0.001
Condom use in the last yearc       
   Always/often/sometimes 18 36.7 820 60.8 1.0  
   Rarely/Never 30 61.2 503 37.3 2.72(1.50–4.93) 0.000
  1. a The percentage of respondents may not add up to 100% due to non-response for some items.
  2. b OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.
  3. C Male students who were sexually active in the last year, n = 49 for MSM, and 1354 for non-MSM.
  4. d Including those who had had a casual partner at least and those who had had both casual and regular partners.
  5. e Including those who had had a commercial partner at least.