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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 199 female sex workers from Mombasa, Kenya

From: Preference of specimen collection methods for human papillomavirus detection for cervical cancer screening: a cross-sectional study of high-risk women in Mombasa, Kenya

Characteristic Mean (SD) or Number (percent)
Age (years) 37.6 (9.5)
Age at first sex (years) 16.9 (2.3)
> 8 years of education (At least some high-school) 91 (46%)
Ever pregnant 183 (92%)
Ever married 120 (60%)
Religion
 Christian 176 (89%)
 Muslim 18 (9%)
 Othera 5 (3%)
Using modern contraception other than condoms alone
 No contraceptive method 63 (32%)
 Hormonal contraceptive use 53 (27%)
 Non-hormonal contraceptive use 83 (41%)
HIVseropositive 101 (51%)
  1. aIncludes traditional African religions and no religious affiliation