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Table 1 Basic characteristics and HIV/STIs prevalence among China MSM

From: Recreational drug use and risks of HIV and sexually transmitted infections among Chinese men who have sex with men: Mediation through multiple sexual partnerships

Variables Total sample Drug users Non-drug users P -value
N(%) N(%) N(%)
Overall 3830(100.0) 1072(28.0) 2758(72.0)  
Education     
<High school 689(18.0) 190(17.7) 499(18.1) 0.790
≥High school 3141(82.0) 882(82.3) 2259(81.9)  
Marital status     
Ever married 1061(27.7) 211(19.7) 850(31.0) <0.01
Never married 2769(72.3) 861(80.3) 1908(69.2)  
Ethnicity     
Han majority 3638(95.0) 1020(95.2) 2618(94.9) 0.770
Non-Han minorities 192(5.0) 52(4.9) 140(5.1)  
Personal monthly income (Yuan)     
>3000 1603(41.9) 541(50.5) 1062(38.5) <0.001
≤3000 2226(58.1) 530(49.5) 1696(61.5)  
Age, year (mean, SD) 30.5(9.5) 28.6(7.5) 31.3(10.2) <0.001
HIV knowledge (maximal score = 8) (mean, SD) 7.4 (2.1) 6.7(2.3) 7.6(1.9) <0.001
Number of sexual partners in the past 6 months     
≤1 1434(37.9) 308 (29.2) 1126(41.2) <0.001
≥2 2355(62.2) 746 (70.8) 1609(58.8)  
Unprotected sex in the last sex act 2889(75.5) 839 (78.3) 2050(74.3) 0.010
HIV infection 354(9.2) 125 (11.7) 229(8.03) <0.01
Syphilis infection 466(12.2) 157(14.7) 309(11.2) <0.01
HSV-2 infection 394(10.3) 99(9.2) 295(10.7) 0.100
  1. STIs: sexually transmitted infections; MSM: men who have sex with men; HSV-2: herpes simplex type 2; SD: standard deviation. *1 US dollar ≈ 6.25 Chinese yuan during conducting this study.