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Table 6 Perceptions of community beliefs 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

  Responses Age group Gender
Phrases Most people or everyone Half Few or no one No answer Df = 12 Df = 5
How many people in your community believe that… 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 227 (55.10) 60 (14.6) 98 (23.8) 27 (6.5) 11.111, 0.519 15.832, < 0.001
Families of the girls involved with men can ask for help from the traffickers 151 (36.7) 73 (17.7) 146 (35.4) 42 (10.2) 12.519, 0.405 5.025, 0.170
Men who get involved with girls of 12 years old or younger will be punished by traffickers because of this relationship 133 (32.3) 79 (19.2) 150 (36.4) 50 (12.1) 10.125, 0.605 7.223, 0.065
Men who get involved with girls of 13 to 14 years old will be punished by traffickers because of this relationship 117 (28.4) 72 (17.5) 172 (41.7) 51 (12.4) 9.513, 0.659 4.658, 0.199
Men who get involved with girls of 15 years old or older will be punished by traffickers because of this relationship 65 (15.8) 60 (14.6) 234 (56.8) 53 (12.9) 10.896, 0.538 4.933, 0.177
Girls like men involved in drug trafficking because they are able to financially support girls 237 (57.5) 57 (13.8) 85 (20.6) 33 (8.0) 13.693, 0.321 4.504, 0.212
Girls like men involved with trafficking because they are powerful in the community 259 (62.9) 49 (11.9) 75 (18.2) 29 (7.0) 11.627, 0.476 6.124, 0.106
Girls that are involved with men in drug trafficking have a superior status 223 (54.1) 64 (15.5) 95 (23.1) 30 (7.3) 14.402, 0.276 5.737, 0.125