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Table 2 Participation in public spaces by background characteristics among FSW in Andhra Pradesh (AP), Tamil Nadu(TN) and Maharashtra(MH), India

From: Female sex worker’s participation in the community mobilization process: two distinct forms of participations and associated contextual factors

FSW characteristics in AP Participation in public spaces in AP FSW characteristics in TN Participation in public spaces in TN FSW characteristics in MH Participation in public spaces in MH
(N = 3370) Yes (N = 1218) (N = 2140) Yes (N = 472) (N = 3133) Yes(N = 429)
(n) n (%) (n) n (%) (n) n (%)
Age (yrs) 18-25(947) 237(21.7)* Age (yrs) 18-25(318) 43(14.1)* Age (yrs) 18-25(1034) 108(9.7)*
26-30(978) 362(34.9) 26-30(468) 99(25.3) 26-30(839) 113(13.0)
31-35(703) 293(40.6) 31-35(466) 112(20.0) 31-35(546) 86(11.2)
>35(742) 326(40.6) >35(888) 218(25.3) >35(714) 122(13.7)
Duration of sex work(yrs) 0-2(1016) 222(20.0)* Duration of sex work(yrs) 0-2(593) 62(10.1)* Duration of sex work(yrs) 0-2(1007) 106(8.2)*
3-5(1218) 454(35.8) 3-5(839) 187(23.2) 3-5(856) 131(15.1)
6-54(1136) 542(42.5) 6-45(708) 223(31.0) 6-45(1270) 192(12.1)
Typology Street(1195) 757(34.7)* Typology Street(2045) 456(22.9) Typology Street(1219) 244(16.2)*
Brothel(248) 79(25.4) Brothel(29) 8(20.9) Brothel(1657) 154(9.7)
Others(1127) 382(31.1) Others(66) 8(6.2) Others(257) 31(13.1)
Married Yes (2274) 837(33.6) Married Yes (1677) 372(21.6) Married Yes (1706) 250(12.0)
  No(1096) 381(32.1)   No(463) 100(26.1)   No(1427) 179(11.4)
Exclusive sex work occupation Yes (1709) 509(27.4)* Exclusive sex work occupation Yes(476) 116(26.0) Exclusive sex work occupation Yes (2691) 327(11.2)*
  No(1661) 709(39.1)   No(1664) 356 (21.6)   No(442) 102(17.7)
Literates Yes (1437) 514(30.9) Literates Yes(1173) 287(25.8)* Literates Yes (854) 138(16.3)*
  No(1933) 704(34.8)   No(967) 185(17.9)   No(2279) 291(10.2)
Debt Yes ((2631) 1050(37.7)* Debt Yes(1604) 346(18.2) Debt Yes (1345) 194(12.4)
  No (739) 168(18.6)   No(536) 126(36.0)   No(1788) 235(11.2)
Collective Identity Yes (2026) 1064(48.7)* Collective Identity Yes(811) 322(33.3)* Collective Identity Yes (243) 95(27.0)*
  No (1344) 154(9.4)   No(1329) 150(14.2)   No(2890) 334(10.6)
Community Identity Yes(1994) 1056(49.3)* Community Identity Yes(941) 332(33.5)* Community Identity Yes (178) 74(26.8)
  No (1376) 162(9.0)   No(1199) 140(15.7)   No(2955) 355(10.8)
Collective agency Yes (1918) 983(45.1)* Collective agency Yes(293) 127(46.6)* Collective agency Yes (153) 71(42.0)*
  No (1452) 235(15.5)   No(1847) 345(17.4)   No(2980) 358(10.4)
Collective ownership Yes (97) 69(71.4)* Collective ownership Yes(942) 285(32.2)* Collective ownership Yes (99) 53(40.3)*
  No (3273) 1149(32.1)   No(1198) 187(11.7)   No (3034) 376(11.2)
Police Vulnerability Yes (1030) 682(58.0)* Police Vulnerability Yes(143) 56(49.9)* Police Vulnerability Yes (1284) 242 (18.3)*
  No(2340) 536(21.3)   No(1997) 416(21.0)   No(1849) 187(6.0)
Experience of Violence Yes (918) 493(45.8)* Experience of Violence Yes(294) 77(24.3) Experience of Violence Yes (501) 105(17.0)*
  No (2452) 725(27.5)   No(1846) 395(22.3)   No(2630) 324(10.8)
  1. *p < .05 Chi Square test.