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Table 2 Information sources of the participants

From: Survey of motivation for use of voluntary counseling and testing services for HIV in a high risk area of Shenyang, China

Source Total (%) Males (%) Females (%) MSM a (%)
Media-TV, newspaper and radio 2380(88.9) 1733 (88.6) 647(90.0) 64(86.5)
Public education by community or Red Cross 1134(42.4) 829(42.4) 305(42.4)* 29(39.2)
Recommendation offered by health workers 315(11.8) 230(11.8) 85 (11.8)* 13(17.6)
Friends/family 722(27.0) 533(27.2) 189(26.3) 19(25.7)
Internet 1030(38.5) 744(38.0) 286(39.8) 33(44.6)
Others 494(18.5) 378(19.3) 116(16.1) 15(20.3)
  1. a MSM were extracted from 'total' and 'males'
  2. * Significantly different between males and females (p < 0.05)