Table 2

HIV/STDS-related knowledge of FSWs from downtown and suburban areas

Questionnaire items

Correct rate (%)


total

suburban

downtown


Overall correct answers of HIV/STDs knowledge items

60.8

53.3

68.6 b

Infection with HIV can have no symptoms

35.2

24.1

46.8 b

Mosquito bites can spread HIV

41.4

37.3

45.6

the use of condoms can reduce the risk of HIV infection

88.9

84.3

93.7 b

HIV can be spread by sharing tableware

69.8

56.5

83.5 b

HIV can be spread by sharing toilet or bathtub

52.5

34.9

60.8 b

HIV infected blood is a risk factor for HIV transmission

89.5

86.7

92.4

Unprotected sexual relations is a risk factor for HIV infection

82.1

72.3

92.4 b

Unprotected oral sex may transmit HIV

51.2

48.2

54.4


b: P < 0.05 by using χ2rs to adjust the Pearson chi-square

Cai et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:377   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-377

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