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Table 2 Reproductive health related characteristics of female sex workers in Mekelle city, northern Ethiopia, 2014 (n = 346)

From: Unintended pregnancy among female sex workers in Mekelle city, northern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Ever married
Yes 90 26.0
No 256 74.0
Age at first marriage in years (n = 90)
10–14 22 24.4
15–25 68 75.6
Is it willing age for marriage? (n = 90)
Yes 54 60.0
No 36 40.0
Age at first sex in years
10–14 55 15.9
15–25 291 84.1
Ever gave birth before two years
Yes 193 55.8
No 153 44.2
Age at first birth years (n = 193)
14–19 130 67.9
20–25 63 32.1
Total number of pregnancy (n = 234)
1–2 190 81.2
>2 44 88.8
Ever had abortion before 2 years
Yes 94 27.2
No 252 72.8
Number of abortion before 2 years (n = 94)
1 77 81.9
>2 17 18.1
Pregnancy within the past 2 years
Yes 115 33.2
No 237 66.8
Unintended pregnancy within the past 2 years
Yes 99 28.6
No 237 71.4
Type of unintended pregnancy (n = 99)
Unwanted 28 28.3
Unplanned 71 71.7
Reason for unintended pregnancy (n = 99)
Condom breakage, slippage, inconsistent/incorrect condom use, forced sexual abuse 38 38.4
Didn’t use condom with steady partner 61 61.6
Outcome of unintended pregnancy (n = 99)
Birth 34 34.3
Abortion 59 59.6
Currently pregnant 5 5.1
Stillbirth 1 1.0
Currently pregnant
Yes 9 2.6
No 337 97.4
Unintended pregnancy out of the current ones (n = 9)
Yes 5 55.6
No 4 45.4