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Table 4 Ordinary least squares models of HIV knowledge among male migrant workers by commercial sex experience: Xi’an, China, 2009-2010

From: HIV knowledge among male labor migrants in China

  Migrants with commercial sex experience Migrants without commercial sex experience
Predictors b 95% CI b 95% CI
Sociodemographic variables
Age 0.023 -0.040 0.086 -0.017 -0.051 0.018
Marital status
Never married 0.503 -0.596 1.601 -0.595 -1.300 0.110
Cohabiting -0.097 -1.302 1.108 -0.333 -1.151 0.485
Divorced or widowed -1.141 -2.484 0.202 -0.484 -1.212 0.244
Married (reference)
Living arrangement -0.099 -1.032 0.833 -0.229 -0.658 0.200
(1 = living with spouse or cohabiting partner)       
Neighborhood
Areas where migrant workers are concentrated 0.634 -0.603 1.872 0.067 -0.534 0.669
Residential areas mixed with local residents and migrants 0.520 -0.554 1.593 0.692** 0.190 1.194
Others -0.190 -1.911 1.531 0.835 -0.091 1.760
Mostly non-migrants (reference)
Education
Junior high 1.669** 0.531 2.807 0.950*** 0.418 1.482
High school or higher 2.312*** 1.037 3.588 1.788*** 1.157 2.419
(reference: elementary school or less)
Religion (1 = have any religion) 0.640 -0.271 1.552 0.476* 0.032 0.919
Migration history       
Place of origin (1 = Shaanxi province) -1.157* -2.121 -0.192 -0.413 -0.914 0.088
Age at leaving home to work -0.033 -0.096 0.029 0.006 -0.022 0.033
Sexual experience
Ever had sex (1 = yes) - - - 0.901** 0.295 1.507
Number of sexual partners 0.031 -0.065 0.127 0.006 -0.114 0.126
Self-reported health
Good 0.358 -0.838 1.554 0.384 -0.199 0.967
About average -0.313 -1.482 0.857 0.454 -0.094 1.001
Poor (reference)       
Ever use internet (1 = yes) 1.063* 0.106 2.021 0.834** 0.364 1.304
Intercept 3.565* 0.054 7.077 2.866** 1.112 4.619
R squared 0.228    0.116   
N 181    756   
  1. ***p < 0.001; **p < 0.01; *p < 0.05.
  2. Note: Unstandardized adjusted regression coefficients.
  3. Source: The Xi’an Study of Reproductive Health among Male Migrant Workers.