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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of FSWs in Sino-Vietnam border, China (n = 5201)

From: Trends and associated factors in the uptake of HIV testing among female sex workers in Sino-Vietnam border areas in Guangxi, China: a cross-sectional study

Variables Total
(n = 5201) n, (%)
Cross-border migrant Vietnamese FSWs
(n = 636) n, %
Chinese local FSWs
(n = 4565) n, %
  n % n %
Tested for HIV in the preceding year      
 Yes 2781 (53.47) 289 45.44% 2492 54.59%
 No 2420 (46.52) 347 54.56% 2073 45.41%
Age     
 ≥ 35 2905 (55.85) 413 64.94% 2492 54.59%
 < 35 2296 (44.15) 223 35.06% 2073 45.41%
Ethnicity     
 Han 1776 (34.15) 1776 38.90%
 Zhuang 2396 (46.07) 2 0.31% 2394 52.44%
 Other 1029 (19.78) 634 99.69% 395 8.65%
Marital status     
 Married or cohabiting 3524 (67.76) 431 67.77% 3093 67.75%
 Single or divorced 1677 (32.24) 205 32.23% 1472 32.25%
Education      
 < 9 years 1950 (37.49) 267 41.98% 1683 36.87%
 ≥ 9 years 3251 (62.51) 369 58.02% 2882 63.13%
Current location     
 Chongzuo 3647 (70.12) 386 60.69% 3261 71.43%
 Fangchenggang 1554 (29.88) 250 39.31% 1304 28.57%