Prevalence and Risk Factors of Concurrent Sexual Behavior among Chinese Adults

Wenjuan Wang, Johns Hopkins University
W. Henry Mosley, Johns Hopkins University

The study used the data from the Chinese Health and Family Life Survey, a nationally representative survey, to estimate the prevalence and assess the risk factors of concurrent sexual behavior among Chinese adults. We found that the overall prevalence of sexual concurrency in the last 12 months was 9.1 percent for men and 2.2 percent for women. Impressively high prevalence was found among specific population groups: 25.9 percent among urban men aged 20s and 20.0 percent among urban men aged 30s. At present, multivariate analysis was limited to men only. Multilevel modeling showed that individual risk factors include being younger, high income, being manager or business owner, longer travel time and heavy alcohol consumption; partnership risk factors include perceived partner unfaithful and domestic violence perpetration; community risk factors include living in a relatively poorly educated locale and living in a community with prevailing relatively permissive social attitudes towards sexual behavior. The study implies potential interventions.

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Presented in Poster Session 3