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Table 4 Bivariate and multivariate 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

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

  Bivariate analysis (n = 570) Multivariate analysis (n = 548)
    % distribution of answers in subpopulations       
  n % of total Haven't had sex with FSWs in the last 12 months Had sex with FSWs in last the 12 months Crude odds ratio 95%CI P Adjusted odds ratio 95%CI P
Age group           
   ≤30 years 310 54.4 52.0 80.9 3.90 1.88 – 8.07 0.000 2.46 1.03 – 5.91 0.044
   > 30 years (ref) 260 45.6 48.0 19.1       
Ever married           
   Never married 37 6.5 4.4 29.8 9.22 4.40 – 19.35 0.000 11.44 2.97–44.00 0.001
   Married (ref) 533 93.5 95.6 70.2       
Schooling           
   No schooling 368 64.6 64.6 63.8 0.97 0.50 – 1.87 0.917    
   Schooling (ref) 202 35.4 35.4 36.2       
Living arrangement           
   Alone 239 41.9 39.2 72.3 4.06 2.09 – 7.88 0.000 3.11 1.45 – 6.66 0.004
   With family (ref) 331 58.1 60.8 27.7       
Home district           
   Other districts 516 90.5 89.9 97.9 5.19 0.64 – 42.21 0.122    
   Dhaka (ref) 54 9.5 10.1 2.1       
Periodical pulling           
   Yes 256 44.9 43.0 66.0 2.57 1.42 – 4.65 0.002    
   No (ref) 314 55.1 57.0 34.0       
Years in profession           
   ≤ 6 years 255 44.7 43.2 61.7 2.12 1.10 – 4.06 0.025 0.99 0.42 – 2.36 0.983
   > 6 years (ref) 315 55.3 56.8 38.3       
Monthly income           
   > 6000 taka 300 52.6 52.6 53.2 1.03 0.53 – 1.98 0.941    
   ≤ 6000 taka (ref) 270 47.4 47.4 46.8       
Substance used in last 12 months           
   Yes 146 25.6 22.4 61.7 5.59 2.98 – 10.51 0.000 3.12 1.30 – 7.52 0.012
   No (ref) 424 74.4 77.6 38.3       
Had sex with wife in last 12 months           
   No 7 1.3 1.0 6.1 6.39 1.36 – 30.11 0.020    
   Yes (ref) 526 98.7 99.0 93.9       
Had sex with NRNC partner in last 12 months           
   Yes 8 1.4 1.0 6.4 7.06 1.17 – 42.84 0.034    
   No (ref) 562 98.6 99.0 93.6       
Had group sex in last 12 months           
   Yes 7 1.2 0.0 14.9       
   No (ref) 563 98.8 100.0 85.1 NA      
Had sex with male in last 12 months           
   Yes 5 0.9 0.2 8.5       
   No (ref) 565 99.1 99.8 91.5 48.56 5.17–456.49 0.001    
Oral sex           
   Yes 25 4.6 3.0 21.7 9.02 3.65 – 22.28 0.000 5.06 1.58–16.23 0.007
   No (ref) 523 95.4 97.0 78.3       
Anal sex           
   Yes 18 3.3 1.4 23.9 22.22 7.48 – 66.00 0.000 18.75 4.44–79.14 0.000
   No (ref) 530 96.7 98.6 76.1       
Ever experienced STD           
   Yes 73 12.8 10.9 34.0 4.22 2.14 – 8.34 0.000 2.52 0.88–7.21 0.084
   No/do not know (ref) 497 87.2 89.1 66.0       
Perceived risk of HIV infection           
   At risk 26 4.6 2.7 25.5 12.47 5.74 – 27.07 0.000 7.26 1.79–29.43 0.006
   Not at risk/do not know (ref) 544 95.4 97.3 74.5       
Exposure to prevention services           
   Yes 46 8.1 7.3 17.0 2.62 1.17 – 5.85 0.020 1.81 0.55–5.94 0.324
   No (ref) 524 91.9 92.7 83.0       
  1. 95% CI, 95% confidence interval; ref, reference category in the calculation of odds ratio