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Table 2 Sexual behaviour profile and related events among rickshaw pullers of Kamrangirchar area of Dhaka, Bangladesh (n = 595)

From: HIV-related risk behaviours and the correlates among rickshaw pullers of Kamrangirchar, Dhaka, Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study using probability sampling

Sexual experience   n % of total 95% CI
   Ever had sex   570 95.8 93.9 – 97.1
   Had sex in the last 12 months   550 92.4 89.8 – 94.4
   Age of first sex (mean)   19.78 (SE 0.16) 19.45 – 20.10
Sex with regular partners     
   Ever had it   547 91.9 89.4 – 93.9
   Had it in the last 12 months   531 89.2 86.3 – 91.6
   Condom use in last 12 months (n = 531) Every time 11 2.1 1.1 – 3.8
  Sometime 93 17.5 14.2 – 21.4
  Never 427 80.4 76.3 – 84.0
   Used condom at last sex (n = 531)   33 6.2 4.3 – 8.8
Sex with casual partners     
   Ever had it   118 19.8 17.0 – 23.0
   Had it in the last 12 months   8 1.3 0.6 – 2.8
   Condom use in the last 12 months (n = 8) Every time 2 25.0 7.5 – 57.9
  Sometimes 0 0.0  
  Never 6 75.0 42.1 – 92.5
   Used condom at last sex (n = 8)   2 25.0 7.5 – 57.9
Sex with female sex workers (FSW)     
   Ever had it   179 30.1 26.1 – 34.4
   Had it in the last 12 months   47 7.9 6.0 – 10.4
   Had it in the last month   27 4.5 3.2 – 6.4
   Condom use in the last 12 months (n = 47) Every time 14 29.8 18.2 – 44.7
  Sometime 15 31.9 20.6 – 45.9
  Never 18 38.3 25.3 – 53.2
   Used condom at last sex (n = 47)   19 40.4 26.5 – 56.1
Group sex with female sex workers     
   Ever had it   28 4.7 3.1 – 7.0
   Had it in the last 12 months   7 1.2 0.6 – 2.4
   Condom use in the last 12 months (n = 7) Every time 3 42.9 13.9 – 77.6
  Sometimes 2 28.6 6.9 – 68.2
  Never 2 28.6 6.9 – 68.2
   Used condom at last sex (n = 7)   4 57.1 22.4 – 86.1
Sex with male partners     
   Ever had it   13 2.2 1.3 – 3.8
   Had it in the last 12 months   5 0.8 0.4 – 2.0
   Condom use in the last 12 months (n = 5) Every time 2 40.0 9.6 – 80.6
  Sometimes 1 20.0 2.6 – 70.2
  Never 2 40.0 9.6 – 80.6
   Used condom at last sex (n = 5)   2 40.0 9.6 – 80.6
Number of sex partners in the last 12 months among who ever had sex (n = 570)     
   All partners 0 20 3.5 2.3 – 5.4
  1 490 86.0 83.2 – 88.3
  2 to 4 28 4.9 3.4 – 7.0
  ≥ 5 32 5.6 4.0 – 7.8
   Female sex workers 0 523 91.8 89.1 – 93.8
  1 3 0.5 0.2 – 1.6
  2 to 4 15 2.6 1.6 – 4.3
  ≥ 5 29 5.1 3.6 – 7.2
Ever diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases   73 12.3 9.6 – 15.6
   Ever tested for HIV   9 1.5 0.7 – 3.0
   Exposure to prevention services   46 7.7 5.9 – 10.0
  1. CI, confidence interval incorporating cluster effect; SE, standard error
  2. Denominators (n) are shown in parentheses for condom use and the number of sex partners