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Table 1 Participant's socio-demographic and socio-economic characteristics

From: Impact of five years of peer-mediated interventions on sexual behavior and sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya

  N 2000 survey N 2005 survey P-value¥
Age, mean years (sd) 503 31.0 (8.8) 504 29.5 (7.5) 0.004
Marital status, % (number of women) 503   506   
   Single   43.9% (221)   43.1% (218)  
   Married/cohabiting   39.4% (198)   2.8% (14)  
   Separated/divorced   15.1% (76)   46.6% (236)  
   Widowed   1.6% (8)   7.5% (38) <0.001
Education, % (number of women) 502   506   
   None   19.3% (97)   10.1% (51)  
   Primary level   60.0% (301)   60.3% (305)  
   Secondary level   18.5% (93)   27.1% (137)  
   Tertiary level   2.2% (11)   2.6% (13) < 0.001
Religion, % (number of women) 502   506   
   Catholic   17.1% (86)   28.9% (146)  
   Muslim   55.2% (277)   32.4% (164)  
   Protestant   26.7% (134)   37.2% (188)  
   Other   1.0% (5)   1.6% (8) < 0.001
Number of living children, % (number of women) 503   506   
   0   7.6% (38)   12.9% (65)  
   1   22.9% (115)   28.1% (142)  
   2–3   38.0% (191)   41.5% (210)  
   > 3   31.6% (159)   17.6% (89) < 0.001
Weekly income from sex work alone, mean USD (sd) 503 19.9 (16.9) 506 22.5 (15.8) 0.01
Alternative source of income, % (number of women) 503   506   
   None   33.0% (166)   62.3% (315)  
   Formal employment   1.8% (9)   1.4% (7)  
   Informal trade   61.6% (310)   31.6% (160)  
   Other   3.6% (18)   4.7% (24) < 0.001
Where clients usually obtained, % (number) 502   506   
   Home   47.8% (240)   15.9% (81)  
   Hotel/guest house   40.0% (201)   0.8% (4)  
   Bar/nightclub   9.4% (47)   75.5% (382)  
   Street/beach   2.2% (11)   7.5% (38)  
   Other   0.6% (3)   0.2% (1) < 0.001
  1. ¥ P-value was calculated using chi-square test for categorical and unpaired Student's t test for continuous variables. Exchange rate of 1USD: 74 Kenya Shillings