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Table 5 Personal attitudes regarding drug trafficking and ADTS

From: Personal beliefs and social norms regarding the sexual exploitation of girls in age-disparate transactional sexual relationships in Brazil: a mixed-methods study

  Response Age group Gender
Phrases Agree or totally agree Don’t agree nor disagree Disagree or totally disagree No answer Df = 12 Df = 5
You think… n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) x2, p-value x2, p-value
A girl can refuse to get involved with a trafficker that wants to be with her 311 (75.5) 35 (8.5) 60 (14.6) 6 (1.5) 13.328, 0.346 6.920, 0.074
Families of the girls involved with men can ask for help from the traffickers 134 (32.5) 62 (15.0) 191 (46.4) 25 (6.1) 13.414, 0.340 2.544, 0.467
Men who get involved with girls of 12 years old or younger will be punished by traffickers because of this relationship 184 (44.7) 60 (14.6) 133 (32.3) 35 (8.5) 17.710, 0.125 4.222, 0.243
Men who get involved with girls of 13 to 14 years old will be punished by traffickers because of this relationship 148 (35.9) 75 (18.2) 154 (37.4) 35 (8.5) 11.919, 0.452 4.175, 0.243
Men who get involved with girls of 15 years old or older will be punished by traffickers because of this relationship 76 (18.5) 74 (18.0) 233 (56.5) 29 (7.0) 18.275, 0.108 3.392, 0.335
Girls like men involved in drug trafficking because they are able to financially support girls 267 (64.8) 66 (16.0) 63 (15.3) 16 (3.9) 14.347, 0.279 11.887, 0.008
Girls like men involved with trafficking because they are powerful in the community 298 (72.3) 57 (13.8) 42 (10.2) 15 (3.6) 9.582, 0.653 10.124, 0.018
Girls that are involved with men in drug trafficking have a superior status 222 (53.9) 72 (17.5) 99 (24.0) 19 (4.6) 16.772, 0.158 14.540, < 0.001