Population-Based Study of Genitourinary Symptoms in China: Prevalence and Predictors
William L. Parish, University of Chicago
Yanni Hao, University of Chicago
Edward O. Laumann, University of Chicago
John Schneider, University of Chicago
The prevalence of genitourinary symptoms in China is substantial. Using a population-based probability survey, we found that risk factors for genitourinary symptoms among urban men aged 20 to 64 years were commercial sex (OR, 3.15; 95% CI, 1.36-7.26), having two or more noncommercial sex partners (OR, 2.85; 95% CI, 1.39-5.85), having a steady partner (OR, 0.38; 95% CI, 0.20-0.73), and living in a relatively poor locale (OR, 1.88; 95% CI, 1.06-3.33). Among urban women aged 20 to 64 years, risk factors for genitourinary symptoms were less education (especially for high school: OR, 1.61; 95% CI, 1.28-2.02), with partners having other concurrent partners (OR, 1.71; 95% CI, 1.23- 2.38), having unwanted sex before (OR, 1.48; 95% CI, 1.05-2.08), and living in a relatively poor locale (OR, 1.61; 95% CI, 1.25-2.09). The prevalence of genitourinary symptoms is influenced by both sociodemographic and behavioral risk factors, and this suggests potential avenues for intervention.
Presented in Session 154: Gender, Sexual Behavior and STDs