Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristic and prevalence of KSHV, HSV2, syphilis and HBV infections among study participants
FSW* (n = 600) GW* (n = 600) Total (N = 1200)
No. (%) No. (%) No. (%)
Ethnicity (P = 0.274)
 Han 568 (94.7) 576 (96.0) 1144 (95.3)
 Others 32 (5.3) 24 (4.0) 56 (4.7)
Age (years, P < 0.001)
 18-25 336 (56.0) 262 (43.7) 598 (49.8)
 26-35 196 (32.7) 175 (29.2) 371 (30.9)
 >35 68 (11.3) 163 (27.2) 231 (19.2)
Marital status (P < 0.001)
 Single 261 (43.5) 187 (31.2) 448 (37.3)
 Ever married 339 (56.5) 413 (68.8) 752 (62.7)
Education (P < 0.001)
 Primary school or illiterate 123 (20.2) 75 (12.5) 198 (16.3)
 Middle school 355 (58.2) 311 (51.8) 666 (55.1)
 High school or higher 132 (21.6) 214 (35.7) 346 (28.6)
Living (P < 0.001)
 Alone 251 (41.8) 64 (10.7) 315 (26.2)
 With spouse or partner 169 (28.2) 363 (60.5) 532 (44.3)
 With others 180 (31.0) 173 (28.8) 353 (29.4)
Monthly income (Yuan RMB, P < 0.001)
 ≤2000 101(16.8) 361 (60.1) 462 (38.5)
 2001-4000 389 (64.8) 231 (38.5) 620 (51.7)
 >4000 110 (18.3) 8 (1.4) 118 (9.8)
Age at first sex (years, P < 0.001)
 <18 185 (30.8) 35 (5.8) 220 (18.3)
 ≥18 415 (69.2) 565 (94.2) 980(1.7)
KSHV (P = 0.572)
 Positive 60 (10.0) 66 (11.0) 126 (10.5)
 Negative 540 (90.0) 534 (89.0) 1074 (89.5)
HSV-2 (P < 0.001)
 Positive 313 (52.2) 92 (15.3) 405 (33.8)
 Negative 287 (47.8) 508 (84.7) 795 (66.2)
Syphilis (P < 0.001)
 Positive 63 (10.5) 17 (2.8) 80 (6.7)
 Negative 537 (89.5) 583 (97.2) 1120 (93.3)
HBsAg (P = 0.168)
 Positive 74 (12.3) 59 (9.8) 133 (11.1)
 Negative 526 (87.7) 541 (90.2) 1067 (88.9)

All P-values in the table were generated from chi-squared tests for comparisons between FSW and GW. *FSW = female sex worker; GW = general population women.

Zhang et al.

Zhang et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2014 14:58   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-14-58

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