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Table 1 Awareness of individual items of syphilis knowledge

From: Poor awareness of syphilis prevention and treatment knowledge among six different populations in south China

Item Total Urban residents Factory workers College students Pregnant women FSWs MSM
Frequency % Frequency % Frequency % Frequency % Frequency % Frequency % Frequency %
1 2727 78.6 564 84.8 516 76.0 529 73.7 531 77.7 273 73.6 314 88.7
2 2263 65.2 477 71.7 431 63.5 400 55.7 425 62.2 219 59.0 311 87.9
3 2074 59.8 390 58.6 352 51.8 472 65.7 430 63.0 184 49.6 246 69.5
4 2636 76.0 544 81.8 471 69.4 509 70.9 559 81.8 251 67.7 302 85.3
5 1897 54.7 348 52.3 414 61.0 314 43.7 379 55.5 195 52.6 247 69.8
6 3157 91.0 609 91.6 624 91.9 618 86.1 644 94.3 326 87.9 336 94.9
7 2382 68.6 492 74.0 453 66.7 370 51.5 558 81.7 231 62.3 278 78.5
8 2464 71.0 498 74.9 417 61.4 519 72.3 520 76.1 244 65.8 266 75.1
  1. Item 1: Syphilis is mainly transmitted through sexual contact (True)
  2. Item 2: Syphilis is curable (True)
  3. Item 3: A man looks healthy may have syphilis (True)
  4. Item 4: Using condoms correctly in sexual contact can prevent syphilis transmission (True)
  5. Item 5: Syphilis infection can increase the risk of HIV transmission or acquisition (True)
  6. Item 6: Sex partners of syphilis patients need to attend a hospital for serological examination (True)
  7. Item 7: Syphilis infected women can transmit the syphilis to their neonatal (True)
  8. Item 8: Having dinner or shaking hands with syphilis patients can infect syphilis (False)