Table 1

Demographics, HIV-related knowledge, risk behaviours and HIV intervention service utilization among female sex workers in Shandong Province, China
Variables Intervention sites (n = 1157) Control sites (n = 2169) P
N % N %
Age (years of age)
 <20 193 16.7 433 20.0
 20- 600 51.9 996 45.9 0.003
 25- 216 18.7 474 21.9
 30- 148 12.8 266 12.3
Education
 Primary school or lower 142 12.3 266 12.3
 Middle school 683 59.3 1296 59.8 0.964
 High school or higher 327 28.4 607 28.0
Marital status
 Single 800 69.3 1439 66.3
 Married 177 15.3 513 23.7
 Cohabit 99 8.6 121 5.6 <0.001
 Divorce or widow 78 6.8 96 4.4
Economic conditions
 Developed counties 705 60.9 1171 54.0 <0.001
 Less developed counties 452 39.1 998 46.0
Recruitment venues
 Sauna 206 17.8 260 12.0
 Clubs or KTV 422 36.5 1192 55.0
 Hotels 137 11.8 204 9.4 <0.001
 Hair/beauty salons 227 19.6 359 16.6
 Non-venue based 165 14.3 151 7.0
HIV-related knowledge
 Score <6 193 16.7 1695 78.1 <0.001
 Score ≥6 964 83.3 474 21.9
Condom use in the last sex episode with clients
 Yes 1073 92.7 1622 74.7
 No 84 7.3 547 25.2 <0.001
Condom use with clients in the last month
 Never 3 0.3 49 2.3
 Sometimes 255 22.0 999 46.1 <0.001
 Always 899 77.7 1121 51.7
Ever had regular partner
 Yes 483 41.8 861 39.3 0.188
 No 672 58.2 1308 60.7
Condom use in the last sex with regular partner
 Yes 317 67.9 465 54.0
 No 150 32.1 396 46.0 <0.001
Condom use with regular partner in the last month
 Never 35 7.3 143 16.6
 Sometimes 265 55.1 471 54.6 <0.001
 Always 181 37.6 249 28.9
Ever used illicit drugs
 Yes 1 0.1 17 0.8
 No 1154 99.9 2152 99.2 0.009
HIV-related intervention services in the last year
Ever had a test for HIV
 Yes 798 69.0 729 33.6
 No 359 31.0 1440 66.4 <0.001
STD examination and/or treatment
 Yes 592 51.2 363 16.8 <0.001
 No 565 48.8 1799 83.2
Free condom
 Yes 1096 94.7 1237 57.1 <0.001
 No 61 5.3 931 42.9
Peer education
 Yes 745 64.4 581 26.8 <0.001
 No 412 35.6 1587 73.2
HIV education materials
 Yes 1124 97.1 1384 63.8
 No 33 2.9 784 36.2 <0.001
Sought medical treatment when your body condition has some disorder
 Yes 1004 86.8 1451 66.9 <0.001
 No 153 13.2 718 33.1

* Sub-groups do not always add up to totals due to missing data.

Kang et al.

Kang et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:717   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-717

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