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Table 1 Characteristics of female sex workers living with HIV by site of recruitment in Cameroon, 2015–2016 (n = 481)

From: Predictors of early childhood HIV testing among children of sex workers living with HIV in Cameroon

  Overall
n = 481
Yaoundé
n = 120
Douala
n = 122
Bertoua
n = 61
Bamenda
n = 101
Kribi
n = 77
p-value
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)  
ANC attendance at last pregnancy        < 0.001
No, did not attend 75 (15.6%) 20 (16.7%) 35 (28.7%) 4 (6.6%) 3 (3.0%) 13 (16.9%)  
Attended 406 (84.4%) 100 (83.3%) 87 (71.3%) 57 (93.4%) 98 (97.0%) 64 (83.1%)  
Age, years
 18–24 43 (8.9%) 6 (5.0%) 6 (4.9%) 15 (24.6%) 6 (5.9%) 10 (13.0%) < 0.001
 25–34 182 (37.9%) 46 (38.3%) 39 (32.0%) 28 (45.9%) 29 (28.7%) 40 (52.0%)  
 35+ 256 (53.2%) 68 (56.7%) 77 (63.1%) 18 (29.5%) 66 (65.4%) 27 (35.0%)  
Education completeda
 Primary or less 217 (45.2%) 38 (31.7%) 60 (49.2%) 22 (36.7%) 68 (67.3%) 29 (37.7%) < 0.001
 Some secondary 237 (49.4%) 74 (61.7%) 57 (46.7%) 36 (60.0%) 25 (24.8%) 25 (58.4%)  
 Secondary or more 26 (5.4%) 8 (6.6%) 5 (4.1%) 2 (3.3%) 8 (7.9%) 3 (3.9%)  
Monthly income
  ≤ 100,000 XAF 329 (68.4%) 87 (72.5%) 47 (38.5%) 39 (63.9%) 99 (98.0%) 57 (74.0%) < 0.001
  > 100,000 XAF 152 (31.6%) 33 (27.5%) 75 (61.5%) 22 (36.1%) 2 (2.0%) 20 (26.0%)  
Years selling sex
 0–2 years 109 (22.7%) 24 (20.0%) 24 (19.6%) 21 (34.4%) 10 (9.9%) 30 (39.0%) < 0.001
 3–9 years 228 (47.4%) 60 (50.0%) 70 (57.4%) 20 (47.5%) 35 (34.7%) 34 (44.1%)  
 10+ years 144 (29.9%) 36 (30.0%) 28 (23.0%) 11 (18.0%) 56 (55.4%) 13 (16.9%)  
Awareness of HIV status
 No awareness of status 230 (47.8%) 56 (46.7%) 49 (40.2%) 36 (59.0%) 34 (33.7%) 55 (71.4%) < 0.001
 Aware of status 251 (52.2%) 64 (53.3%) 73 (59.8%) 25 (41.0%) 67 (66.3%) 22 (28.6%)  
Number of living children
 One 132 (27.4%) 28 (23.3%) 43 (35.3%) 13 (21.3%) 21 (20.8%) 27 (35.0%) 0.02
 Two 145 (30.2%) 47 (39.2%) 28 (23.0%) 19 (31.2%) 27 (26.7%) 24 (31.2%)  
 More than two 204 (42.4%) 45 (37.5%) 51 (41.7%) 29 (47.5%) 53 (52.5%) 26 (33.8%)  
Future pregnancy intentions
 None 267 (55.5%) 55 (45.8%) 81 (66.4%) 36 (59.0%) 68 (67.3%) 27 (35.1%) < 0.001
 Want more children 214 (44.5%) 65 (54.2%) 41 (33.6%) 25 (41.0%) 33 (32.7%) 50 (64.9%)  
Network sizeb
Mean 13.4 14.4 20.3 13.8 9.7 5.3 < 0.001
Standard deviation 22.3 25.5 29.7 19.8 12.5 6.3  
  1. aData missing on education (n = 1). Bolded results represent results that are statistically significant at least at the p < 0.05 level
  2. bSignificant differences calculated using Bartlett’s test for equal variances. To get at network size, women were asked “how many female sex workers have you met in the past week?”