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Table 2 HIV knowledge among male migrant workers: Xi’an, China, 2009–2010

From: HIV knowledge among male labor migrants in China

All Migrants with commercial sex experience Migrants without commercial sex experience t-test on difference by experience of commercial sex (p-value)
HIV knowledge items % of giving correct answers % of giving correct answers % of giving correct answers
Ever heard of HIV/AIDS (1 = yes, 0 = no) 91.8 94.51 91.15 0.138
Prevention
Risk will be decreased when having sex with only one partner without HIV (T) 33.76 44.77 31.01 0.003
Risk will be decreased by condom use (T) 60.44 73.84 57.1 0.000
Transmission
Handshaking with HIV positive people can transmit (F) 61.25 68.6 59.42 0.083
Eating with HIV positive people can transmit (F) 45.01 47.09 44.49 0.332
Blood donation in a hospital or donation vehicle will spread HIV (F) 44.90 45.35 44.78 0.985
Sharing table wares with infected people can transmit (F) 39.68 47.67 37.68 0.028
Swimming with HIV positive people can transmit (F) 30.97 31.98 30.72 0.820
Mosquito bite will spread HIV (F) 20.65 24.42 19.71 0.224
HIV positive women still can have healthy babies (T) 13.92 18.02 12.9 0.082
Misconceptions about HIV
A man looks healthy may have HIV (T) 52.09 58.72 50.43 0.143
HIV can be healed (F) 33.76 45.35 30.87 0.002
Sum of HIV knowledge items except for perception of HIV risk.
(range from 0–12) 4.92 5.73 4.73 0.000
N 939 182 757  
  1. Note: Weighted means or percentages, unweighted N. T = the statement is true; F = the statement is false.
  2. Source: The Xi’an Study of Reproductive Health among Male Migrant Workers.