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Table 1 Prevalence of Syphilis and Associated Factors among FSWs and their Clients in Togo in 2011

From: Prevalence of syphilis among female sex workers and their clients in Togo in 2011

  Syphilis positive n (%) Total OR CI 95% p
Health regions
 Lomé commune 27 (3.1) 858 - 0.09
 Maritime 0 (0.0) 154
 Plateaux 3 (1.0) 287
 Centrale 2 (3.1) 65
 Kara 2 (1.4) 147
 Savane 7 (2.2) 325
Sex
 Male (Client) 17 (2.3) 730 1.07
[0.55-2.10]
0.82
 Female (Sex Workers) 24 (2.2) 1106
Age in years (All)
  ≥ 30 25 (3.6) 686 2.68
[1.37-5.30]
0.001
  < 30 years 16 (1.4) 1150
Age in years (FSWs)
 30 and over 17 (4.6) 369 5.03
[1.95-13.49]
<0.001
  < 30 7 (1) 736
Age in years (Clients)
  ≥ 30 8 (2.4) 327 1.10
[0.38-3.14]
0.84
  < 30 9 (2.2) 403
Marital status (All)
 Married/in couple 27 (2.9) 929 1.91
[0.96-3.86]
0.05
 Single 14 (1.5) 907
Marital status (FSW)
 Married/in couple 18 (3.3) 549 3.11
[1.16-8.83]
0.012
 Single 6 (1.1) 557
Marital status (Clients)
 Married/in couple 9 (2.4) 379 1.04
[0.39-2.73]
0.93
 Single 8 (2.3) 351
Sex Work sites
 Brothel-based 14 (4.8) 294 3.89
[1.60-9.54]
<0.001
 Covert and street-based 10 (1.3) 788
HIV serology
 HIV positive 10 (6.1) 165 3.41
[1.53-7.41]
0.001
 HIV negative 31 (1.9) 1670
  1. Note: FSWs Female Sex Workers
  2. HIV Human Immuno deficiency Virus
  3. OR Odd ratio
  4. The significant p values are in italic