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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of FSW in Period 2008–2011 and Period 2012–2015

From: HIV prevalence among female sex workers in Guigang City, Guangxi, China: an 8-year consecutive cross-sectional study

Variables Period 2008–2011 Period 2012–2015 χ 2 P
Age    4.46 < 0.001
 16–30 1904 (58.6) 1464 (34.5)   
 31–50 1318 (40.6) 2670 (62.9)
 > 50 26 (0.8) 114 (2.7)
Relationship status    4.28 < 0.001
 Single or regular sexual partner (not living together) 1184 (36.5) 717 (16.9)   
 Married 1859 (57.2) 3120 (73.4)
 Cohabiting 127 (3.9) 124 (2.9)
 Divorced or widowed 78 (2.4) 287 (6.8)
Hukou (Registered residence)    15.01 < 0.001
 Guangxi 1820 (56.0) 2189 (51.5)   
 Outside Guangxi 1428 (44.0) 2059 (48.5)
Ethnicity    1.11 0.574
 Han 2581 (79.5) 3361 (79.1)   
 Zhuang 386 (11.9) 491 (11.6)
 Other 281 (8.7) 396 (9.3)
Education level    1.36 < 0.001
 Illiteracy 234 (7.2) 356 (8.4)   
 Primary school 1190 (36.6) 1995 (47.0)
 Middle school 1476 (45.4) 1671 (39.3)
 High school 317 (9.8) 204 (4.8)
 College and above 31 (1.0) 22 (0.5)
Total 3248 4248