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Table 1 Sociodemographic and reproductive health characteristics of participating female sex workers in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 2014–2015

From: Evaluating the vertical HIV transmission risks among South African female sex workers; have we forgotten PMTCT in their HIV programming?

Characteristic N Crude % RDS-Adjusted % [95% CI]
Age
 18–24 122 29.8 38.2 (30.1–46.3)
 25–34 205 50 44.0 (37.0–51.0)
  > 35 83 20.2 17.8 (12.2–23.5)
Race
 Black African 337 83.2 74.5 (60.6–88.4)
 Other 68 16.8 25.5 (11.6–39.4)
Education
 0 - 8th grade 87 21.2 22.9 (17.2–28.5)
 Some secondary school 158 38.5 36.5 (30.5–42.5)
 Secondary level or above 165 40.3 40.6 (33.9–47.3)
Relationship status
 Single 172 42.0 39.7 (32.9–46.4)
 In relationship with steady partner 238 58.0 60.3 (53.6–67.1)
History of pregnancy
 Never been pregnant 67 16.3 15.9 (11.7–20.3)
 Has been pregnant at least once 343 83.7 84.1 (79.7–88.3)
History of unintended pregnancy among FSW with a history of pregnancy
 Never 100 29.3 33.5 (25.2–41.9)
 Has had at least one unintended pregnancy 243 70.6 66.4 (58.1–74.8)
Biological children
 Has no child 103 25.1 24.8 (19.3–30.4)
 Has at least one child 307 74.9 75.2 (69.6–80.7)
Average income per week
 Less than 500 ZAR 151 36.8 37.1 (30.1–43.3)
 Over 500 ZAR 259 63.2 62.9 (56.7–69.3)
Occupation
 Sex work only 391 95.4 93.7 (89.7–97.7)
 Additional occupation 19 4.6 6.3 (2.3–10.2)
STI symptoms in the last year
 No 255 62.2 63.4 (56.4–70.5)
 yes 155 37.8 36.6 (30.1–43.2)
HIV infection
 Negative 149 36.3 38.5 (31.2–45.8)
 Positive 261 63.7 61.5 (54.2–68.8)