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Table 4 Changes in police contact and provision of health services for sex workers during the World Cup study period

From: Female sex work and international sport events - no major changes in demand or supply of paid sex during the 2010 Soccer World Cup: a cross-sectional study

Variables Study period P-value# P-value#
  Pre-WC During WC Post-WC   
  (May-June; n = 601) I (July-Aug; n = 508) II (Sept; n = 538) III I vs II I vs III
Measures of police contact
Police contact in the last month, n/N (%)  
 Any police contact 167/575 (29.0%) 144/464 (31.0%) 156/509 (30.7%) 0.49 0.56
  Negative police interaction # 101/575 (17.6%) 70/464 (15.1%) 80/509 (15.7%) 0.28 0.42
  Positive police interaction# 7/575 (1.2%) 2/464 (0.4%) 5/509 (1.0%) 0.17 0.71
Measures of health services contact
Health services contact in last month, n/N (%)  
Any health services contact 358/574 (62.4%) 270/474 (57.0%) 300/497 (60.4%) 0.075 0.50
Contact for physical and sexual violence* 5/574 (0.9%) 2/474 (0.4%) 6/497 (1.2%) 0.37 0.59
Contact for HIV testing* 30/574 (5.2%) 19/474 (4.0%) 15/497 (3.0%) 0.35 0.072
Contact for any STI testing including HIV* 52/574 (9.1%) 34/474 (7.2%) 26/497 (5.2%) 0.27 0.016
Contact with peer educators* 21/574 (3.7%) 5/474 (1.1%) 16/497(3.2%) 0.007 0.70
  1. # chi-square test; WC World Cup; vs versus. Denominator below 601 due to some incomplete questionnaires; # Coded from free-text descriptions that participants provided about police contact in the preceding month; *Coded from free-text descriptions that participants provided about their most recent health care experience.