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Table 2 Background characteristics of the 204 MSM couples (N = 408)

From: The effects of intimate relationship characteristics on unprotected anal intercourse among same-sex male couples in China: a dyadic analysis using the actor-partner interdependence model

Variables Total
(N = 408)
% (n)
Insertive role
(n1 = 204)
% (n)
Receptive role
(n2 = 204)
% (n)
P-value
Socio-demographic characteristics
 Age (years) > 25 64.22 (262) 68.63 (140) 59.80 (122) 0.050
 Currently unmarried 91.18 (372) 92.16 (188) 90.20 (184) 0.541
 Lived in Guangzhou > 1 year 86.77 (354) 86.76 (177) 86.76 (177) 1.000
 Post-secondary education level or above 82.60 (337) 85.29 (174) 79.90 (163) 0.152
 Currently a student 16.67 (68) 13.24 (27) 20.10 (41) 0.038*
 Monthly income >5000RMB (about 750 USD) 57.11 (233) 62.25 (127) 51.96 (106) 0.026*
MSM-related characteristics
 Self-identified as homosexual orientation 82.84 (338) 76.96 (157) 88.73 (181) 0.001**
 Disclosed the sexual orientation to persons who were from outside of MSM community 65.69 (268) 66.67 (136) 64.71 (132) 0.731
 Recruit regular male sex partners via Internet 78.68 (321) 78.43 (160) 78.92 (161) 1.000
 Substance abuse 23.28 (95) 19.61 (40) 26.96 (55) 0.032*
Relationship background characteristics
 Relationship length > 1 year 38.73 (158) 38.73 (79) 38.73 (79)
 Disclosed the relationship to their parents 13.24 (54) 13.24 (27) 13.24 (27)
 Used condoms during their first sexual intercourse 76.47 (312) 76.47 (156) 76.47 (156)
 Monogamous sexual relationship 80.88 (330) 80.88 (165) 80.88 (165)
 Had sexual agreement 33.33 (136) 33.33 (68) 33.33 (68)
HIV testing information
 Had ever tested HIV before 87.26 (356) 91.67 (187) 82.84 (169) 0.010**
 Partner’s previous HIV status     0.894
  Negative 69.61 (284) 70.10 (143) 69.12 (141)  
  Positive or unknown 30.39 (124) 29.90 (61) 30.88 (63)  
Sex partnership information
 Had casual male sex partner (s) 19.36 (79) 20.10 (41) 18.63 (38) 0.780
 Had multiple regular male sex partners 11.52 (47) 11.76 (24) 11.27 (23) 1.000
  1. P < 0.10; *P < 0.05; **P < 0.01; Statistically significant results were bolded