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Table 3 Behavioral characteristics of respondents in Mekelle city, Northern Ethiopia, 2014

From: Prevalence and predictors of sexual violence among commercial sex workers in Northern Ethiopia

Variable Frequency %
Smoking
Yes 110 44
No 139 56
Alcohol use
Yes 170 68
No 80 32
Chat chewing
Yes 114 45.60
No 136 54.40
Drug use
Yes 81 32.00
No 169 67.60
Reason for drug use
Stress relief 53 65.4
Peer pressure 13 16
Othera 15 18.6
Duration of employment as CSW
1–4 years 197 78.80
5–9 years 45 18.00
10 or more years 8 3.20
Reason for engaging in sex work
Shortage of money 109 43.60
Death of family member 20 8.00
Parental divorce 34 13.60
Conflict with family members 18 7.20
Personal divorce 23 9.20
Early marriage 46 18.40
Primary client type
 Merchants 27 10.8
 Civil servants 114 45.6
 Soldiers 27 10.8
 Drivers 30 12.0
 Student 52 20.8
Condom use during sexual intercourse
Yes 220 88.00
No 30 12.00
Consistency of condom use
Always 158 71.8
Most of the time 62 24.8
  1. aReligious reasons, cultural reasons, sexual reasons