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Table 3 Correlates of consistent condom use among female sex workers working at hair salons (n = 1682)

From: Consistent condom use and its correlates among female sex workers at hair salons: a cross-sectional study in Zhejiang province, China

Variable Total (N, %) Consistent condom use (%) Crude OR P value
Age of first commercial sex act
  < 20 230 (13.7) 144 (62.6) 1  
 20–29 1013 (60.2) 493 (48.7) 0.57 (0.42–0.76) 0
  > 30 423 (25.1) 212 (50.1) 0.60 (0.43–0.83) 0.002
Condom use during first commercial sex act
 No 503 (29.9) 115 (22.9) 1  
 Yes 1174 (69.8) 732 (62.4) 5.59 (4.40–7.10) 0.000
Province number for commercial sex
 1 879 (52.3) 519 (59.0) 1  
 2 542 (32.2) 246 (45.4) 0.58 (0.46–0.72) 0.000
  ≥ 3 260 (15.5) 83 (31.9) 0.33 (0.24–0.44) 0.000
Tenure in commercial sex industry
 1–12 months 703 (41.8) 393 (55.9) 1  
 13–24 months 408 (24.3) 208 (51.0) 0.82 (0.64–1.05) 0.113
  > 24 months 568 (33.8) 246 (43.3) 0.60 (0.48–0.75) 0.000
Price for commercial sex during the previous month
  ≤ 100 953 (56.7) 458 (48.1) 1  
  > 100 723 (43.0) 387 (53.5) 1.25 (1.03–1.51) 0.027
Number of commercial sex partners during the previous month
  < 15 552 (32.8) 253 (45.8) 1  
 15–29 512 (30.4) 297 (58.0) 1.63(1.28–2.08) 0.000
  > 29 607 (36.1) 291 (47.9) 1.09 (0.86–1.37) 0.473
Anal sex during the previous month
 No 1583 (94.1) 817 (51.6) 1  
 Yes 96 (5.7) 31 (32.3) 0.45 (0.29–0.69) 0.000
Oral sex during the previous month
 No 1323 (78.8) 714 (54.0) 1  
 Yes 356 (21.2) 134 (37.6) 0.52 (0.41–0.66) 0.000
Douched vaginally after commercial sex during the previous month
 Never 142 (8.4) 38 (26.8) 1  
 Rarely 206 (12.2) 62 (30.1) 1.18 (0.73–1.90) 0.499
 Sometimes 206 (12.2) 68 (33.0) 1.35 (0.84–2.16) 0.214
 Often 371 (22.1) 171 (46.1) 2.34 (1.53–3.58) 0.000
 Always 756 (44.9) 510 (67.5) 5.67 (3.80–8.48) 0.000
STI symptoms during the previous 6 months
 No 1459 (86.7) 763 (52.3) 1  
 Yes 214 (12.7) 82 (38.3) 0.57 (0.42–0.76) 0.000
Oral contraceptive use during the previous month
 Never 938 (55.8) 587 (62.6) 1  
 Rarely 256 (15.2) 76 (29.7) 0.25 (0.18–0.34) 0.000
 Sometimes 199 (11.8) 45 (22.6) 0.18 (0.12–0.25) 0.000
 Often 114 (6.8) 26 (22.8) 0.18 (0.11–0.28) 0.000
 Always 173 (10.3) 114 (65.9) 1.16 (0.82–1.63) 0.407
Current contraception
 No 752 (44.7) 340 (45.2) 1  
 Yes 930 (55.3) 509 (54.7) 1.47 (1.21–1.78) 0.000