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Table 1 The distribution of characteristics in MSM and MSWs

From: High risks of HIV transmission for men sex worker — a comparison of profile and risk factors of HIV infection between MSM and MSW in China

Factors Population Total P
MSWs (N = 235) MSM (N = 4931)
Age     < 0.0001
 18 ~ 24 62 (26.50) 425 (8.64) 487 (9.43)  
 25 ~ 44 158 (67.52) 3070 (62.42) 3228 (62.49)  
 45~ 14 (5.98) 1423 (28.93) 1437 (27.82)  
Marital status     < 0.0001
 UWDa 199 (84.68) 2366 (47.98) 2565 (49.74)  
 MC 35 (14.89) 2555 (51.82) 2592 (50.26)  
Census     < 0.0001
 Local 55 (23.40) 2078 (42.14) 2134 (41.38)  
 Outsider 179 (76.17) 2836 (57.51) 3016 (58.48)  
 Foreigner 0 (0.00) 7 (0.14) 7 (0.14)  
Highest education     < 0.0001
 Junior school 97 (41.28) 1403 (28.45) 1502 (29.13)  
 High school 100 (42.55) 1921 (38.96) 2021 (39.20)  
 College 37 (15.74) 1596 (32.37) 1633 (31.67)  
Have anal sex last 6 mb     < 0.0001
 Yes 223 (94.89) 4500 (91.26) 4725 (91.46)  
 No 12 (5.11) 429 (8.70) 441 (8.54)  
Frequency of condom use during anal sex     < 0.0001
 Never 5 (2.13) 166 (3.37) 171 (3.31)  
 Sometimes 97 (41.28) 2697 (54.69) 2796 (54.10)  
 Always 133 (56.60) 2068 (41.94) 2201 (42.59)  
Have commercial sex last 6 m     < 0.0001
 Yes 163 (69.36) 296 (6.00) 459 (8.88)  
 No 72 (30.64) 4634 (93.98) 4708 (91.12)  
Frequency of condom use
during commercial sex
    < 0.0001
 Never 5 (2.13) 10 (0.20) 15 (0.29)  
 Sometimes 39 (16.60) 64 (1.30) 103 (1.99)  
 Always 191 (81.28) 4856 (98.48) 5049 (97.72)  
Have sex with women     < 0.0001
 Yes 44 (18.72) 1790 (36.30) 1834 (35.49)  
 No 191 (81.28) 3141 (63.70) 3334 (64.51)  
Frequency of condom use during sex with women     < 0.0001
 Never 20 (8.51) 1276 (25.88) 1296 (25.09)  
 Sometimes 7 (2.98) 264 (5.35) 271 (5.25)  
 Always 207 (88.09) 3390 (68.75) 3599 (69.67)  
Drug use     < 0.0001
 Yes 19 (8.09) 44 (0.89) 63 (1.22)  
 No 216 (91.91) 4885 (99.07) 5103 (98.78)  
Uptake of HIV-related service     < 0.0001
 Yes 155 (65.96) 2357 (47.80) 2514 (48.65)  
 No 80 (34.04) 2573 (52.18) 2653 (51.35)  
Have a HIV test last year     < 0.0001
 Yes 143 (60.85) 2035 (41.27) 2179 (42.16)  
 No 92 (39.15) 2896 (58.73) 2989 (57.84)  
Chance of HIV acquired     < 0.0001
 Low 23 (9.79) 141 (2.86) 165 (3.19)  
 Medium 79 (33.62) 1614 (32.73) 1694 (32.80)  
 High 133 (56.60) 3173 (64.35) 3306 (64.01)  
Have group sex last 6 m     < 0.0001
 Yes 57 (24.26) 645 (13.08) 702 (13.59)  
 No 178 (75.74) 4284 (86.88) 4464 (86.41)  
Frequency of condom use during group sex     < 0.0001
 Never 1 (0.43) 36 (0.73) 37 (0.72)  
 Sometimes 15 (6.38) 252 (5.11) 267 (5.17)  
 Always 219 (93.19) 4641 (94.12) 4862 (94.12)  
 HIV test result     < 0.0001
 Positive 42 (17.87) 320 (6.49) 363 (7.02)  
 Negative 193 (82.13) 4611 (93.51) 4805 (92.98)  
  1. P < 0.0001
  2. aUWD Unmarried, Windowed and Divorced, MC Married and Cohabitation
  3. b6 m represent 6 months