Table 1

Descriptive statistics and χ2 tests of sociodemographic characteristics for participants with and without marriage intention

Participant characteristicsn (%)Without marriage intention, n (%)With marriage intention, n (%)P value
Age (years)0.68
 <22100 (18.0)55 (19.4)45 (16.5)
 22–30413 (74.3)205 (72.2)208 (76.5)
 31–4040 (7.2)22 (7.7)18 (6.6)
 >403 (0.5)2 (0.7)1 (0.4)
Residence (place)0.00*
 Urban area520 (93.5)275 (96.8)245 (90.1)
 Rural area36 (6.5)9 (3.2)27 (9.9)
Living status0.00*
 Living alone275 (49.5)156 (54.9)119 (43.8)
 Living with parents103 (18.5)32 (11.3)71 (26.1)
 Living with gay friends63 (11.3)33 (11.6)30 (11.0)
 Living with others115 (20.7)63 (22.2)52 (19.1)
Religious background0.00*
 Yes58 (10.4)19 (6.7)39 (14.3)
 No498 (89.6)265 (93.3)233 (85.7)
Education0.00*
 Junior high school and below13 (2.3)6 (2.1)7 (2.6)
 Senior high school186 (33.5)117 (41.2)69 (25.4)
 Undergraduate or above357 (64.2)161 (56.7)196 (72.0)
Employment0.22
 Unemployed122 (21.9)65 (22.9)57 (21.0)
 Short-term35 (6.3)13 (4.6)22 (8.1)
 Long-term399 (71.8)206 (72.5)193 (70.9)
Monthly income (¥)0.04*
 <2000 (US$300)122 (21.9)59 (20.8)63 (23.2)
 2000~6000 (US$300–US$900)370 (66.5)201 (70.8)169 (62.1)
 >6000 (>US$900)64 (11.6)24 (8.4)40 (14.7)
Sexual identity0.00*
 Homosexual458 (82.4)253 (89.1)205 (75.4)
 Bisexual48 (8.6)10 (3.5)38 (14.0)
 Heterosexual8 (1.4)3 (1.1)5 (1.8)
 Unclear42 (7.6)18 (6.3)24 (8.8)
Sought counselling0.05
 Yes417 (75.0)203 (71.5)214 (78.7)
 No139 (25.0)81 (28.5)58 (21.3)
Attitude towards homosexuality0.29
 Yes508 (91.4)256 (90.1)252 (92.6)
 No48 (8.6)28 (9.9)20 (7.4)
Disclosed MSM status0.64
 Yes199 (35.8)99 (34.9)100 (36.8)
 No357 (64.2)185 (65.1)172 (63.2)
  • *P<0.05.

  • MSM, men who have sex with men.