Items n Migrant Wives (N=730) n Local women
(N=207)
χ2/t p-value
Can an apparently healthy person be HIV-infected 300 41.1 118 57.0 16.69 <0.001
HIV cannot be transmitted through            
Shaking hands or hug 476 65.2 157 75.9 8.33 0.004
Diner together 458 62.7 154 74.4 9.67 0.003
Talking together 472 64.7 151 73.0 4.97 0.026
Sharing tools and vehicles 480 65.8 161 77.8 10.79 0.001
Sharing public swimming pools 364 49.9 131 63.3 11.66 <0.001
Sneezing and coughing 336 46.0 131 63.3 19.21 <0.001
Mosquitoes bites 226 31.0 90 43.5 11.31 <0.001
Sharing the towels 326 44.7 118 57.0 9.68 0.002
Sharing shaver blade 368 50.4 109 52.7 .33 0.568
Sharing needles 550 75.3 170 82.1 4.17 0.041
Receiving blood from an infected person 560 76.7 173 83.6 4.46 0.035
Mother-to-child transmission during pregnancy 510 69.9 168 81.2 10.29 0.001
Mother-to-child transmission during delivery 450 61.6 152 73.4 9.75 0.002
Mother-to-child transmission during breastfeeding 466 63.8 164 79.2 17.34 <0.001
Sexual contact 518 71.0 166 80.2 6.98 0.008
Overall score of HIV knowledge (mean±SD)   8.99±2.11   10.61±2.83 8.99 <0.001
Table 3: HIV/AIDS-related knowledge among migrant wives and local women in rural Anhui, China.
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