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Table 3 Bivariate association of demographic and behavioural variables with having sex with female sex workers (FSWs) among sexually active rickshaw pullers in Kamrangirchar area of Dhaka, Bangladesh (n = 570)

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

  % of referred answer, odds ratios and 95% CI
  Never had sex with FSWs (n = 391) Ever had sex with FSWs but not in the last 12 months (n = 132) Had sex with FSWs in the last 12 months (n = 47)
Demographic variables    
   Aged ≤ 30 years 51.9 52.3 80.9
   (referred to >30 years) 1 1.01(0.68 – 1.51) 3.91(1.84 – 8.30)
   Never married 2.8 9.1 29.8
   (referred to married) 1 3.46 (1.31 – 9.14) 14.66 (6.35 – 33.84)
   No schooling 65.0 63.6 63.8
   (referred to with schooling) 1 0.94 (0.61 – 1.47) 0.95 (0.48 – 1.87)
   Living alone 38.9 40.2 72.3
   (referred to living with family) 1 1.06 (0.72 – 1.55) 4.11 (2.09 – 8.09)
   Came from other district 90.8 87.1 97.9
   (referred to from Dhaka) 1 0.69 (0.35 – 1.35) 4.67(0.57 – 38.27)
   Coming periodically to Dhaka 43.2 42.4 66.0
   (referred to not coming periodically) 1 0.97 (0.63 – 1.49) 2.55 (1.39 – 4.66)
   Year in profession ≤ 6 years 44.8 38.6 61.7
   (referred to > 6 years) 1 0.78 (0.50 – 1.21) 1.99 (1.04 – 3.80)
   Income in last month > 6000 taka 52.4 53.0 53.2
   (referred to ≤ 6000 taka) 1 1.02 (0.70 – 1.50) 1.03 (0.54 – 1.97)
Behavioural variables    
   Used substance in last 12 months 16.4 40.2 61.7
   (referred to did not use) 1 3.43 (2.14 – 5.48) 8.23 (4.27 – 15.89)
   Hadn't sex with wife in last 12 months 1.1 0.8 6.1
   (referred to had) 1 0.79 (0.08 – 7.41) 6.07 (1.21 – 30.36)
   Had sex with casual partner in last 12 months 1.0 0.8 6.4
   (referred to did not have) 1 0.74 (0.08 – 7.13) 6.60 (1.03 – 42.46)
   Had sex with male in the last 12 months 0.3   8.5
   (referred to did not have) 1   36.28 (3.88 – 339.14)
   Had oral sex in the last 12 months 1.3 8.3 21.7
   (referred to did not have) 1 6.78 (2.17 – 21.12) 20.89 (6.65 – 65.59)
   Had anal sex in the last 12 months 0.8 3.3 23.9
   (referred to did not have) 1 4.31(0.91–20.32) 39.60 (9.71 – 161.53)
   Ever suffered from STDs 7.7 20.5 34.0
   (referred to never/do not know) 1 3.09 (1.69 – 5.67) 6.21 (2.96 – 13.03)
   Perceived risk for HIV infection 1.3 6.8 25.5
   (referred to did not perceive/don't know) 1 5.65 (1.78 – 17.95) 26.47 (9.29 – 75.39)
   Ever exposed to intervention 6.9 8.3 17.0
   (referred to never) 1 1.23 (0.56 – 2.69) 2.77 (1.18 – 6.50)
  1. CI, confidence interval
  2. STDs, sexually transmitted diseases