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Table 2 Comparison of sexual behaviours of men who patronised brothels and entertainment establishments

From: Heterosexual men who patronise entertainment establishments versus brothels in an Asian urban setting – which group practises riskier sexual behaviours?

Sexual behaviour Brothels (N = 297) Entertainment Establishments (N = 272) p value
  N (%) N (%)  
Ever engaged in paid sex in the past 12 months 273 (91.9) 101 (37.1) <0.001
Ever engaged in casual sex in the past 12 months 78 (26.3) 213 (78.3) <0.001
Numbers of partners in the past 12 months    
Sex workers    
 Mean(SD) 9.1 (17.6) 3.8 (4.5) 0.003
 Median (range) 3 (1–186) 2 (1–24) <0.001
 Interquartile range 2–10 1–4  
Casual partners    
 Mean(SD) 3.3 (4.1) 4.1 (17.5) 0.67
 Median (range) 2 (1–20) 2 (1–250) 0.81
 Interquartile range 1–12 1–16  
Types of sexual intercourse in the past 12 months    
Sex workers    
 Vaginal 271 (91.2) 101 (37.1) <0.001
 Oral 212 (71.4) 64 (23.5) <0.001
 Anal 72 (24.2) 20 (7.4) <0.001
Casual partners    
 Vaginal 76 (25.6) 204 (75.0) <0.001
 Oral 68 (22.9) 160 (58.8) <0.001
 Anal 21 (7.1) 54 (19.9) <0.001
Wife/girlfriend    
 Vaginal 129 (43.4) 159 (58.5) <0.001
 Oral 93 (31.3) 133 (48.9) <0.001
 Anal 33 (11.1) 46 (16.9) 0.05
Consistent condom use in the past 12 months    
Sex workers    
 Vaginal 195 (72.0) 68 (67.3) 0.38
 Oral 120 (56.6) 17 (26.6) <0.001
 Anal 43 (59.7) 13 (65.0) 0.67
Casual partners    
 Vaginal 41 (53.9) 83 (40.7) 0.04
 Oral 24 (35.3) 49 (30.6) 0.50
 Anal 14 (66.7) 33 (61.1) 0.65
Wife/girlfriend    
 Vaginal 33 (25.6) 34 (21.4) 0.40
 Oral 23 (24.7) 26 (19.5) 0.35
 Anal 14 (42.4) 27 (58.7) 0.15
Screened for HIV/STI in the past 12 months 132 (44.4) 75 (28.0) <0.001
Self-reported STI symptoms 15 (5.0) 8 (3.0) 0.20