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Table 2 Comparation of mean scores and changes of the acceptance of the Woman’s Condom by demographic characteristics

From: Short-term acceptability of the Woman’s Condom and influencing factors among internal migrants in China

Variables N (%) The acceptability of the Woman’s Condom
First-use
mean (SD)
p value* Fourth-use
mean (SD)
p value* Changea p value*
Between-individuals effects
 Age (Mean ± Standard Deviation) 34.79 ± 6.59 57.31 ± 14.19 0.79 58.35 ± 15.22 0.26 1.09 ± 8.18 0.04
 Gender Male 900 (50.00) 58.06 ± 13.97 0.02 59.30 ± 15.05 0.01 1.25 ± 8.40 0.37
Female 900 (50.00) 56.57 ± 14.38   57.41 ± 15.34   0.94 ± 7.96  
 Ethnicity Han Chinese 1754 (97.66) 57.35 ± 14.21 0.35 58.39 ± 15.24 0.44 1.07 ± 8.20 0.60
Others 42 (2.34) 55.63 ± 13.32   56.76 ± 14.42   2.03 ± 7.47  
 Education Junior or below 94 (5.25) 58.53 ± 13.21 0.26 58.35 ± 15.89 0.25 0.35 ± 10.18 0.71
High school 284 (15.85) 57.78 ± 15.47   58.93 ± 16.09   1.37 ± 7.80  
Three-year college 554 (30.91) 56.77 ± 13.68   57.50 ± 15.24   0.76 ± 8.24  
Bachelor degree or above 860 (47.99) 57.37 ± 14.23   58.71 ± 14.88   1.31 ± 8.03  
 Occupation Unemployed or self-employed 312 (17.33) 56.39 ± 13.74 0.83 56.28 ± 15.27 0.01 0.01 ± 10.52 0.01
Workers/salespeople 378 (21.01) 58.20 ± 15.33   59.25 ± 16.67   1.09 ± 7.65  
Education, health and civil staff 915 (50.83) 57.48 ± 13.96   58.55 ± 14.64   1.03 ± 7.43  
Others 195 (10.83) 56.19 ± 13.58   58.94 ± 14.70   3.15 ± 7.97  
 Adverse effects Yes 32 (1.78) 57.49 ± 14.11 0.01 58.47 ± 15.13 0.11 1.06 ± 8.15 0.17
No 1768 (98.22) 46.83 ± 15.07   50.50 ± 18.96   3.35 ± 9.85  
Between-groups effects
 Residence Beijing 600 (33.33) 57.03 ± 13.87 0.01 59.39 ± 13.96 0.01 2.66 ± 7.92 0.01
Chongqing 600 (33.33) 54.33 ± 13.74   53.36 ± 15.34   −0.92 ± 9.12  
Shanghai 600 (33.34) 60.62 ± 14.27   62.39 ± 14.91   1.65 ± 6.88  
 Number of children 0 396 (22.32) 58.56 ± 15.54 0.36 59.58 ± 15.99 0.83 1.10 ± 8.88 0.54
1 1280 (72.15) 57.10 ± 13.97   58.08 ± 15.10   0.99 ± 7.88  
> = 2 98 (5.52) 55.24 ± 11.20   57.29 ± 13.58   2.53 ± 9.12  
 Time being together Less than 1 year 188 (10.48) 59.83 ± 15.11 0.07 59.96 ± 16.29 0.44 0.24 ± 10.55 0.73
1–3 years 316 (17.61) 57.83 ± 15.80   59.03 ± 16.63   1.18 ± 8.21  
Longer than 3 year 1290 (71.91) 56.79 ± 13.59   57.93 ± 14.67   1.20 ± 7.77  
 Marital status Married and live together 1672 (93.30) 57.30 ± 14.11 0.01 58.37 ± 15.07 0.06 1.13 ± 8.18 0.28
Married but do not live together 38 (2.12) 58.82 ± 14.12   59.32 ± 18.56   0.14 ± 10.47  
Unmarried and do not live together 38 (2.12) 61.11 ± 16.50   61.77 ± 16.13   0.66 ± 6.84  
Unmarried but live together 44 (2.46) 50.35 ± 12.41   51.34 ± 15.41   0.78 ± 7.84  
 Contraception in the last month No use 36 (2.00) 49.64 ± 19.92 0.01 51.69 ± 21.52 0.01 1.97 ± 10.95 0.11
Intrauterine device 258 (14.33) 57.55 ± 14.33   59.16 ± 15.81   1.62 ± 6.77  
Oral contraceptive 444 (24.67) 59.95 ± 12.71   61.33 ± 13.58   1.31 ± 7.07  
Male Condom 972 (54.00) 56.42 ± 14.23   56.95 ± 15.35   0.66 ± 8.95  
Others 90 (5.00) 56.07 ± 15.72   59.08 ± 14.19   2.91 ± 6.58  
  1. Abbreviations: N (%) Number of subjects/Percentages, SD Standard deviation
  2. *The P values were by t-test or analysis of variance (ANOVA) or Wilcoxon test or Kruskal-Wallis where appropriate
  3. aThe changes between the first-use and the fourth-use were calculated by the scores of fourth-use minus the scores of first-use