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Table 1 Comparison of sociodemographics, HIV knowledge and sexual behaviour by ethnicity

From: What are the factors associated with human immunodeficiency virus/sexually transmitted infection screening behaviour among heterosexual men patronising entertainment establishments who engaged in casual or paid sex? – Results from a cross-sectional survey in an Asian urban setting

Factor Total (n = 604) Chinese (n = 377) Non-Chinese (n = 227) P value
Sociodemographics
 Marital status
  Single 492 (81.5) 309 (82.0) 183 (80.6) 0.68
  Married 112 (18.5) 68 (18.0) 44 (19.4)
 Highest education levela
  No formal education/primary/secondary 90 (15.0) 49 (13.0) 41 (18.2) <0.001
  Institute of technical education/A Level/ Diploma 332 (55.1) 194 (51.5) 138 (61.3)
  University/Post-graduate 180 (29.9) 134 (35.5) 46 (20.5)
 Housing type
  1–3 room public housing 91 (15.1) 51 (13.5) 40 (17.6) 0.24
  4–5 room public housing 345 (57.1) 214 (56.8) 131 (57.7)
  Private property 168 (27.8) 112 (29.7) 56 (24.7)
 Occupation
  Not currently employed 102 (16.9) 62 (16.4) 40 (17.6) 0.22
  Blue-collar job 157 (26.0) 90 (23.9) 67 (29.5)
  White-collar job 345 (57.1) 225 (59.7) 120 (52.9)
 Age in years, median (IQR) 26 (23–32) 26 (24–32) 26 (23–32) 0.48
HIV knowledge
 HIV-KQ-18 Knowledge Score, median (IQR) 14 (10–15) 14 (11–15) 13 (9–15) 0.01
Sexual behaviour
 Number of partners in the past 6 months, median (IQR) 4 (2–6) 4 (2–6) 5 (3–6) 0.003
 Engaged in anal sex with casual or paid partner in the past 6 months
  No 500 (82.8) 324 (85.9) 176 (77.5) 0.008
  Yes 104 (17.2) 53 (14.1) 51 (22.5)
 Type of casual/paid partners in the past 6 months
  More than 1 type of casual/paid partner 156 (25.8) 104 (27.6) 52 (22.9) 0.63
  Sex workers from brothels only 27 (4.5) 16 (4.2) 11 (4.8)
  Casual partners only 370 (61.3) 225 (59.7) 145 (63.9)
  Female entertainment workers only 51 (8.4) 32 (8.5) 19 (8.4)
 Type of regular partners in the past 6 months
  Without any regular partner 330 (54.6) 204 (54.1) 126 (55.5) 0.88
  With wife as regular partner only 53 (8.8) 32 (8.5) 21 (9.2)
  With girlfriend/mistress as regular partner only 198 (32.8) 125 (33.2) 73 (32.2)
  With both wife and girlfriend/mistress as regular partners 23 (3.8) 16 (4.2) 7 (3.1)
 Partner asking to use a condom all the time in the past 6 months
  No 286 (47.4) 180 (47.8) 106 (46.7) 0.80
  Yes 318 (52.6) 197 (52.2) 121 (53.3)
 Consistent condom use with casual or paid partner in the past 6 months
  No 320 (53.0) 194 (51.5) 126 (55.5) 0.33
  Yes 284 (47.0) 183 (48.5) 101 (44.5)
 Condom use at last sex with a casual or paid partner
  No 240 (39.7) 129 (34.2) 111 (48.9) <0.001
  Yes 364 (60.3) 248 (65.8) 116 (51.1)
  1. All figures in the table refer to frequency (column percentage) unless otherwise indicated
  2. aContains missing value of 2 for highest education level