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Table 3 Sexual behaviors and condom use among 324 FSWs

From: A study of HIV/AIDS related knowledge, attitude and behaviors among female sex workers in Shanghai China

Questionnaire items n %
Condom use during vaginal sex   
   Always 227 70.1
   Sometimes 89 27.4
   Never 8 2.5
   Total 324 100.0
Condom use during oral sex   
   Always 32 22.7
   Sometimes 69 48.9
   Never 40 28.3
   Total 141 100.0
Condom use during anal sex   
   Always 33 57.9
   Sometimes 18 31.6
   Never 6 10.5
   Total 57 100.0
Condom used in most recent sexual intercourse with a client 244 75.3
Commercial clients per day   
   <= 1 133 41.0
   2 114 35.2
   >= 3 77 23.8
In most recent three episodes of sexual intercourse, times condoms use   
   0 7 2.2
   1 49 15.1
   2 66 20.4
   3 198 61.1
Had the experience of condom breakage or slippage during sex 166 51.2
Had sex without a condom because clients paid more money and looked clean   
   Yes 109 33.6
   No 215 66.4
Had sex with non-client sexual partners 213 65.7
   Steady lover/boyfriend/husband 132 62.1
   Known friend 60 28.2
   others 21 9.7
Used a condom with non-client partner in most recent sexual intercourse 73 34.3
Reasons for using a condom?   
   Men are dirty 133 41.1
   Worried about pregnancy 176 54.3
   Worried about STDs including HIV 261 80.6
Usually, where did you obtain your condoms?   
   Family planning 51 15.7
   Purchased at pharmacy 243 75.0
   Owner provided 30 9.3