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Table 4 Vulnerabilities in reproductive health by age and program contact among YSW in Mombasa, Kenya (2015)

From: Low program access despite high burden of sexual, structural, and reproductive health vulnerabilities among young women who sell sex in Mombasa, Kenya

 Overall populationAge groupProgram contacta
  14–18,
N = 117
19–24,
N = 291
 No,
N = 352
Yes,
N = 56
 
n/N% (95% CI)% (95% CI)% (95% CI)p-value% (95% CI)% (95% CI)p-value
Adolescent pregnancyb108/40826.5 (22.3–31.0)37.6 (28.8–47.0)22.0 (17.4–27.2)< 0.0125.3 (20.8–30.2)33.9 (21.8–47.8)0.19
Ever had abortionc56/23423.9 (18.6–29.9)23.9 (12.6–38.8)23.9 (18–30.7)1.0023.5 (17.8–30.0)26.5 (12.9–44.4)0.67
Most recent abortion was unsafe d, e37/5666.1 (52.2–78.2)81.8 (48.2–97.7)62.2 (46.5–76.2)0.3066.0 (50.7–79.1)66.7 (29.9–92.5)1.00
Currently using unreliable forms of contraceptionf, g62/33618.5 (14.4–23.0)18.1 (10.9–27.4)18.6 (13.9–24.1)1.0017.4 (13.1–22.3)24.1 (13.5–37.6)0.25
  1. CI confidence interval, YSW young women who sell sex, age 14–24 years
  2. a Program contact defined as ever contacted by peers of a non-governmental organization /community-based organization
  3. bAdolescent pregnancy refers to the first pregnancy that occurred before age of 18
  4. cAmong participants who had a history of pregnancy (N = 234)
  5. dAmong participants who had a history of abortion (N = 56)
  6. eUnsafe abortion defined as any abortion not performed in public/government/private/non-governmental organization /community-based organization/ faith-based organization facility
  7. fAmong participants who are currently using any forms of contraception (N = 336)
  8. gUnreliable forms of contraception are defined as inconsistent and non-modern forms of contraception such as rhythm method, withdrawal, and emergency contraception