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Table 2 Frequency distribution of sexual behaviors among young female sex workers in Dar es Salaam

From: Recruitment using respondent driven sampling, risk behaviors assessment and willingness of young female sex workers (18–25 years) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania to participate in HIV vaccine trials

VariablesWeighted frequency %nN
(95 CI %)
Alcohol Intake  600
 Yes76.7(0.73–0.80)464 
 No23.3(0.20–0.27)136 
Alcohol intake during sex  490
 Yes72.7(0.68–0.77)358 
 No27.3(0.23–0.32)132 
Have ever used illicit drugs
 Yes20.5(0.17–0.23)122596
 No79.5(0.76–0.83)474 
Have had anal sex
 Yes23.7(0.20–0.27)142599
 No76.3(0.73–0.80)457 
Have had unprotected sex with an irregular client
 Yes55.8(0.52–0.60)334599
 No44.2(0.40–0-48)265 
Having an agent for soliciting sex clients
 Yes31(0.27–0.35)185597
 No69(0.65–0.73)412 
Having income apart from selling sex  599
 Yes13.4(0.11–0.16)80 
 No86.6(0.84–0.89)519 
Age when started to use illicit drugs for the first time  118
 10–14 years14(0.08–0.21)15 
 15–19 years61(0.51–0.72)74 
 20–25 years25(0.16–0.33)29 
Age at 1st sexual intercourse
 ≤ 14 years26.4(0.23–0.30)157593
 > 14 years73.6(0.70–0.77)436 
Reported number of lifetime sex partners
 ≤ 2011(0.09–0.14)65600
 > 2089(0.86–0.91)535 
Number of sexual clients at last day of business
 ≤ 570(0.66–0.73)407600
 > 530(0.27–0.34)193 
Period of using illicit drugs in life time
 ≤ 24 months14.5(0.11–0.17)89600
 > 24 months85.5(0.83–0.89)511 
Age when started selling sex
 10–14 years9(0.83–0.89)54600
 15–19 years80(0.77–0.83)480 
 More than 20 years11(0.09–0.14)66