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Table 1 Socio-demographic and sex work characteristics

From: Sexual and reproductive health services utilization by female sex workers is context-specific: results from a cross-sectional survey in India, Kenya, Mozambique and South Africa

Characteristic Durban (N = 400) Tete (N = 308) Mombasa (N = 400) Mysore (N = 458)
RDS-Adjusted RDS-Adjusted RDS-Adjusted RDS-Adjusted
% 95% CI % 95% CI % 95% CI % 95% CI
Age (years)
 Median 27 29 26 34
  < =20 6.4 3.6 – 9.7 15.6 9.0 – 23.8 11.6 7.5 – 16.3 0.3 0.2 – 0.8
 21-25 37.3 30.1 – 44.4 20.6 15.3 – 26.6 30.6 24.6 – 37.5 16.6 11.2 – 23.4
 26-30 31.3 24.9 – 38.1 27.1 20.3 – 34.5 29.0 23.5 – 34.7 33.0 20.8 – 42.1
 31-35 12.8 8.7 – 17.3 19.8 14.6 – 25.6 15.7 11.0 – 21.1 19.5 13.7 – 25.2
  > =36 12.2 6.7 – 18.4 16.9 11.2 – 22.2 13.0 9.3 – 17.2 30.7 23.2 – 39.2
Nationality
 National 99.0 97.9 – 99.9 32.5 23.9 – 40.1 97.3 95.6 – 98.9 100.0 -
 Foreign 1.0 0.1 – 2.1 67.5 59.9 – 76.1 2.7 1.1 – 4.4 0.0 -
Education
 None or less than primary 10.5 6.3 – 15.0 10.2 5.7 – 15.2 47.6 40.8 – 54.2 79.0 67.4 – 87.7
 Primary completed, secondary not completed 68.7 61.4 – 75.7 69.3 62.3 – 76.0 41.1 34.8 – 47.3 16.7 8.1 – 27.8
 Secondary completed or higher education 20.8 14.9 – 26.8 20.4 15.3 – 25.8 11.3 7.2 – 16.5 4.3 2.3 – 7.0
Years living in current residence
  < 3 years 39.8 32.4 – 47.4 55.0 47.4 – 62.0 56.6 49.9 – 63.2 11.6 7.0 – 17.5
  > = 3 years 60.2 52.6 – 67.6 45.0 38.0 – 52.6 43.4 36.8 – 50.1 88.4 82.5 – 93.0
Was away from residence
 In the past year 56.5 48.8 – 63.3 27.4 21.6 – 33.8 48.2 41.5 – 55.1 8.5 5.1 – 13.2
Present relationship
 Married or cohabiting 28.7 22.2 – 35.4 8.2 2.9 – 15.1 1.2 0.3 – 2.3 54.1 44.0 – 6.3
 Single, never married or cohabited 70.5 63.6 – 77.1 31.0 24.1 – 37.5 61.8 55.1 – 67.7 3.5 1.2 – 6.8
 Single, previously married or cohabited 0.8 0.2 – 1.6 60.8 52.9 – 68.8 37.1 31.1 – 43.7 42.4 33.4 – 52.6
No of commercial sex acts in the past month
 Median 29 30 20 20
  < =15 30.6 23.3 – 37.9 15.0 10.6 – 20.2 8.8 5.7 – 12.2 41.9 31.8 – 51.7
 16-25 25.0 18.8 – 31.4 26.0 18.3 – 33.0 73.3 67.6 – 78.4 55.6 45.8 – 65.5
 26-40 20.9 15.2 – 27.1 32.2 24.5 – 40.6 17.6 13.1 – 22.4 2.5 0.8 – 4.6
  > 40 23.5 18.0 – 29.2 26.7 20.2 – 33.2 0.3 0.2 – 0.8   
Non-commercial sex partners in the past month
 Regular partnera 46.8 39.6 – 54.2 33.8 26.0 – 41.0 51.7 44.9-58.3 96.8 94.2 – 98.8
 Occasional partnera 20.2 14.7 – 25.9 48.7 40.9 – 56.5 24.0 17.7 – 30.7 59.6 50.0 – 69.4
Has other source of income
Yes 10.5 6.5 – 15.0 19.2 13.9 – 25.1 42.6 36.3 – 49.0 27.8 21.2 – 35.1
  1. aA ‘regular’ partner was defined as ‘a long-standing non-commercial partner who did not give you money or gifts in return for sex and towards whom you feel an emotional attachment’ and an occasional partner as ‘those partners other than your regular partner(s) who did not give you money or gifts in return for sex’