Table 1

 Characteristics of men who have sex with men recruited online in China, 2006

Characteristics*N (%)
*The number of respondents answering each question varied because of missing values.
Age
    ⩽20310 (15.4)
    21–301293 (64.3)
    ⩾31408 (20.3)
Education
    Junior high school or less78 (3.3)
    Senior high school455 (19.1)
    College graduate1846 (77.6)
Current student614 (27.7)
Married398 (16.3)
Self reported sexual orientation
    Homosexual1500 (63.8)
    Bisexual574 (24.4)
    Heterosexual67 (2.9)
    Undecided211 (9.0)
Age at first sex (mean ± SD)19.2 (4.4)
Having sex with a male at first sex1999 (84.4)
Having sex with females in the past 6 months383 (16.3)
No. of male sexual partners in the past 6 months
    0415 (17.5)
    1583 (24.7)
    2–5955 (40.4)
    ⩾6411 (17.4)
Condom use during insertive anal intercourse with men in the past 6 months
    Never357 (26.0)
    Sometimes612 (44.5)
    Always406 (29.5)
Condom use during receptive anal intercourse with men in the past 6 months
    Never364 (28.6)
    Sometimes529 (41.9)
    Always381 (29.9)
Condom use during anal intercourse including both incertive and receptive in the past 6 months
    Never316 (14.0)
    Sometimes950 (42.2)
    Always357 (15.8)
    No anal sex631 (28.0)
Paying for sex in the past 6 months191 (7.8)
Exchanging sex for money in the past 6 months130 (5.8)
Illicit drug use45 (1.9)
History of STD599 (24.7)