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Table 1 Univariate chi-square analysis of MSM by meeting place

From: A Cross-sectional Survey of HIV Transmission and Behavior among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Different Areas of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China

Demographics Number of respondents Meeting place χ 2 P
Bars Public baths Parks Internet Others
Age (years) 1611       57.97 <0.01
  ≤22 183 (11.36) 27 19 113 19 5   
23–35 820 (50.90) 91 190 442 57 40   
≥36 608 (37.74) 40 164 373 17 14   
Education level 1611       120.35 <0.01
  Junior high school or lower 450 (27.93) 22 79 292 11 46   
Senior high school or technical secondary school 390 (24.21) 45 108 203 33 1   
College degree or higher 771 (47.86) 91 186 433 49 12   
Marital status 1611       49.8 <0.01
  Unmarried 905 (56.18) 111 179 513 62 40   
Married 550 (34.14) 36 155 326 27 6   
Divorced or widowed 156 (9.68) 11 39 89 4 13   
Registered permanent residence 1611       2.55 0.636
  Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region 1390 (86.28) 140 319 805 77 49   
Other provinces 221 (13.72) 18 54 123 16 10   
Basic knowledge of AIDS 1611       55.22 <0.01
  No 160 (9.93) 8 30 92 8 22   
Yes 1451 (90.07) 150 343 836 85 37   
Homosexual anal sex in the past 6 months 1611       44.33 <0.01
  No 240 (14.90) 17 28 183 11 1   
Yes 1371 (85.10) 141 345 744 82 59   
Condom use during most recent homosexual anal sex 1371       29.25 <0.01
  No 241 (17.58) 22 48 163 8 0   
Yes 1130 (82.42) 119 297 581 74 59   
Frequency of homosexual anal sex in the past week 1368       131.38 <0.01
  0 56 (4.09) 3 9 34 7 3   
  1 717 (52.41) 71 156 454 27 9   
  2 401 (29.31) 45 131 172 34 19   
  3 129 (9.43) 18 30 56 10 15   
  4 53 (3.88) 2 15 22 3 11   
  5 12 (0.88) 2 1 6 1 2   
Frequency of condom use for homosexual anal sex in the past 6 months 1371       13.27 0.103
  Never 30 (2.19) 3 3 22 1 1   
Occasionally 738 (53.83) 66 183 420 39 30   
Always 603 (43.98) 72 158 302 42 29   
Commercial homosexual sex in the past 6 months 1371       442.1 <0.01
  No 1288 (93.95) 134 342 713 81 18   
Yes 83 (6.05) 7 3 31 1 41   
Heterosexual sex in the past 6 months 1611       46.99 <0.01
  No 1086 (67.41) 123 227 603 78 55   
Yes 525 (32.59) 35 146 325 15 4   
Frequency of condom use for heterosexual sex in the past 6 months 525       18.81 0.016
  Never 183 (34.86) 15 36 128 2 2   
Occasionally 247 (47.04) 17 79 143 7 1   
Always 95 (18.10) 3 31 54 6 1   
Condom use at most recent heterosexual sex 525       13.52 <0.01
  No 289 (55.05) 22 65 195 5 2   
Yes 236 (44.95) 13 81 130 10 2   
Condom use promotion and distribution/AIDS counseling and testing 1611       30 <0.01
  No 34 (2.11) 2 3 18 9 2   
Yes 1577 (97.89) 156 370 910 84 57   
Peer education 1611       120.04 <0.01
  No 365 (22.66) 29 89 162 45 40   
Yes 1246 (77.34) 129 284 766 48 19   
HIV or syphilis infection 1611        
  HIV-positive 110 (6.83) 8 31 62 7 2 3.261 0.515
  Syphilis-positive 381 (23.65) 37 86 226 14 18 5.675 0.225
  Both 51 (3.17) 2 15 29 3 2 2.767 0.598