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Table 1 Demographic and behavioural characteristics of study participants attending the hospital STI clinic in Guangzhou, (n = 678)

From: Prevalence and correlates of Mycoplasma genitalium infection among patients attending a sexually transmitted infection clinic in Guangdong, China: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Total MG positive n (%) (percentage of individuals with the characteristic) P value
Sex 0.827
 Male 489 36 (7.36, 5.04–9.68)  
 Female 189 13 (6.88, 3.24–10.52)  
Age (years) 0.158
 18–25 136 15 (11.03, 5.70–16.36)  
 26–45 474 30 (6.33, 4.13–8.53)  
  > 45 68 4 (5.88, 0.15–11.62)  
Marital status 0.264
 Single 309 23 (7.44, 4.50–10.39)  
 Currently married 342 22 (6.43, 3.822–9.05)  
 Other 27 4 (14.81, 0.49–29.14)  
Time at local residence 0.258
 Less than 6 months 155 8 (5.16, 1.64–8.68)  
 More than 6 months 523 41 (7.83, 5.53–10.15)  
Education level 0.329
 Middle school or less 119 5 (4.20, 0.54–7.86)  
 Senior school 109 8 (7.34, 2.37–12.31)  
 Secondary school or junior college 203 13 (6.40, 3.00–9.80)  
 Bachelor’s degree or higher 247 23 (9.31, 5.66–12.96)  
Sexual orientation 0.377
 Heterosexual 629 47 (7.47, 5.41–9.53)  
 MSM 49 2 (4.08, 0.00–9.82)  
Condom use in P6m 0.035
 Always 76 1 (1.32, 0.00–3.94)  
 Not always 602 48 (7.97, 5.80–10.14)  
Sexual partners in *P6m 0.474
 0–1 368 23 (6.25, 3.77–8.73)  
 2 ~ 3 262 21 (8.02, 4.71–11.32)  
  > 3 48 5 (10.42, 1.45–19.38)  
**Symptomatic 0.001
 No 551 31 (5.63, 3.70–7.56)  
 Yes 127 18 (14.17, 8.02–20.32)  
  1. *P6m refers to the 6 months prior to interview; ** refers to the definition of “symptomatic” made in the measures part in the text