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Prevalence and risks for sexually transmitted infections among a national sample of migrants versus non-migrants in China

Wang, W and Wei, C and Buchholz, ME and Martin, MC and Smith, BD and Huang, ZJ and Wong, FY (2010) Prevalence and risks for sexually transmitted infections among a national sample of migrants versus non-migrants in China. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 21 (6). 410 - 415. ISSN 0956-4624

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Abstract

This study aims to describe and compare the gender-specific prevalence of chlamydia and gonorrhoea, sexual behaviours and experiences, and risk factors associated with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among migrants versus rural and urban non-migrants in China. Data were abstracted from the Chinese Health and Family Life Survey conducted from 1999 to 2000, which provided a nationally representative adult (ages 20-64 years) sample. STI results were determined using a urine-based nucleic acid amplification assay. The prevalence of chlamydia for migrant women was triple that of rural non-migrant women. Migrants were more likely to engage in STI-associated risk behaviours than non-migrants (e.g. receiving money for sex). Among migrants, women were more likely than men to have STIs. The high STI prevalence among migrants highlights an urgent need to implement comprehensive prevention and intervention programmes targeting the cultural, social and structural needs of migrants in the city, especially migrant women.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Wang, W
Wei, C
Buchholz, ME
Martin, MC
Smith, BD
Huang, ZJ
Wong, FY
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Center for LGBT Health Research
Date: 1 June 2010
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of STD and AIDS
Volume: 21
Number: 6
Page Range: 410 - 415
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1258/ijsa.2009.008518
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0956-4624
MeSH Headings: Adult; China--epidemiology; Chlamydia Infections--epidemiology; Female; Gonorrhea--epidemiology; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Prevalence; Risk Factors; Sexual Behavior; Sexually Transmitted Diseases--epidemiology; Sexually Transmitted Diseases--etiology; Transients and Migrants
Other ID: NLM NIHMS454195, NLM PMC3628539
PubMed Central ID: PMC3628539
PubMed ID: 20606221
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2013 19:39
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 15:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18973

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