Table 2

Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression of correlates of HCV test uptake among young men who have sex with men in China (n=503)

HCV test uptake unadjusted ORHCV test uptake 95% CIHCV test uptake adjusted OR HCV test uptake 95% CI
Sociodemographic characteristics
 Age (years)1.000.95 to 1.050.970.92 to 1.03
Current residence
 Urban1.430.84 to 2.421.290.75 to 2.22
Household registration
 Urban1.250.87 to 1.801.100.74 to 1.64
Level of education
 Technical school or belowReferenceReference
 College or above1.250.87 to 1.781.220.85 to 1.76
 Non-student1.070.74 to 1.561.060.63 to 1.81
Monthly income (US$)
 >4521.350.94 to 1.931.460.97 to 2.20
Other test uptake
Previous HBV test
 Yes21.05*11.25 to 39.3922.98*12.11 to 43.60
Previous HIV test
 Yes3.68*1.96 to 6.913.64*1.92 to 6.91
Previous syphilis test
 Yes4.19*2.84 to 6.194.25*2.86 to 6.33
Syphilis test in past 3 months
 Yes3.30*2.24 to 4.863.23*2.19 to 4.77
Sexual risk factors for hepatitis infection
HIV status
 Positive1.590.97 to 2.611.78*1.07 to 2.98
 Negative or never testedReferenceReference
Sex position
 No anal sex1.170.53 to 2.591.090.49 to 2.44
 Receptive anal sex0.690.45 to 1.050.680.45 to 1.05
 Versatile0.54*0.33 to 0.900.55*0.33 to 0.92
 Insertive anal sexReferenceReference
Condom use during last anal sex‡
 Yes1.480.96 to 2.301.450.93 to 2.25
Previous syphilis diagnosis
 Yes2.07*1.08 to 3.982.22*1.13 to 4.34
No of male anal sex partners
 Past 3 months0.990.95 to 1.030.990.95 to 1.03
Healthcare provider characteristics
 Have an established PCP2.42*1.46 to 4.002.40*1.44 to 3.98
 No established PCPReferenceReference
  • *Indicates statistically significant result (p<0.05).

  • Multivariate logistic regression adjusts for age, income, education level and current residence.

  • ‡Includes men reporting previous anal sex and excludes men who exclusively engage in oral sex.

  • HBV, hepatitis B virus; HCV, hepatitis C virus; PCP, primary care provider.