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Table 5 Associations between syndemic factors and UAI among MSM, Shanghai, China (n = 547)

From: Association between a syndemic of psychosocial problems and unprotected anal intercourse among men who have sex with men in Shanghai, China

  Number (%) MSM who have UAI
   N (row%) AOR (95% CI)
Have a syndemic of five psychosocial factors
 No (have no more than 1 psychosocial problem) 353 (64.5) 177 (50.1) 1
 Yes (have 2 or more psychosocial problems) 194 (35.5) 121 (62.4) 1.65 (1.09–2.50)*
Have a syndemic of four psychosocial factors exclude Self-esteem
 No (have no more than 1 psychosocial problem) 373 (68.2) 191 (51.2) 1
 Yes (have 2 or more psychosocial problems) 174 (31.8) 107 (61.5) 1.52 (1.06–2.20)*
  1. *p < 0.05