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Table 3 Socio-demographic and sex work characteristics of female sex workers in Andhra Pradesh in round 1 and 2 of IBBA

From: Condom use and prevalence of syphilis and HIV among female sex workers in Andhra Pradesh, India – following a large-scale HIV prevention intervention

Characteristic Categories Round 1
%
Round 2
%
P value
(Wald-Pearson test)
Number of respondent (N)   3271 3225 -
Response rates   74 58 -
Current age (years) < 25 21.3 20.1 0.68
  25-29 24.9 28.1  
  30-34 21.6 20.1  
  35-39 19.8 19.8  
  40+ 12.3 12.0  
  Mean 30.0 30.1  
Literacy Illiterate 66.8 59.0 <0.01
Marital status Currently Married 48.6 56.1 <0.01
  Ever married but currently not living with husband 43.6 34.6  
  Never married 7.8 9.3  
Additional Income Yes 54.5 48.0 0.01
Residency Local dweller 92.9 53.1 <0.001
Age at first sex (Years) < 15 30.2 31.0 0.68
  15+ 69.8 69.0  
  Mean 15.8 15.6  
Age started sex work (years) <20 23.6 21.1 0.09
  20-24 31.5 32.7  
  25-29 26.7 24.4  
  30+ 18.3 21.8  
  Mean 23.8 24.5  
Duration sex work (years) 0-1 12.5 16.1 0.01
  2-4 34.4 35.9  
  4-9 28.8 29.1  
  10+ 24.4 18.7  
  Mean 6.2 5.6  
Usual place of solicitation Home 31.9 17.0 <0.001
  Brothel/lodge/dabha 14.7 8.6  
  Public places 53.5 74.4  
Usual place of entertaining clients Home 47.2 38.3 <0.001
  Brothel/lodge/dabha 37.1 20.3  
  Public places 15.6 41.5  
Commercial clients per week 0-4 21.2 11.7 <0.001
  5-9 38.5 37.3  
  10+ 40.3 51.1  
  Mean 9.5 11.1  
Had Regular partner Yes 76.4 71.6 <0.02
Source of obtaining condom Peer educator/out reach worker/NGO 58.1 61.4 0.007
  Other source 41.9 38.6  
Frequency of contacts by peer educator in last one month Visited once 22.0 12.1 0.045
  2-3 times 50.0 31.4  
  4 time or more 28.0 56.5  
  Mean 2.9 5.3