Table 3

Sexual behaviors and condom use among 324 FSWs

Questionnaire items

n

%


Condom use during vaginal sex

Always

227

70.1

Sometimes

89

27.4

Never

8

2.5

Total

324

100.0

Condom use during oral sex

Always

32

22.7

Sometimes

69

48.9

Never

40

28.3

Total

141

100.0

Condom use during anal sex

Always

33

57.9

Sometimes

18

31.6

Never

6

10.5

Total

57

100.0

Condom used in most recent sexual intercourse with a client

244

75.3

Commercial clients per day

<= 1

133

41.0

2

114

35.2

>= 3

77

23.8

In most recent three episodes of sexual intercourse, times condoms use

0

7

2.2

1

49

15.1

2

66

20.4

3

198

61.1

Had the experience of condom breakage or slippage during sex

166

51.2

Had sex without a condom because clients paid more money and looked clean

Yes

109

33.6

No

215

66.4

Had sex with non-client sexual partners

213

65.7

Steady lover/boyfriend/husband

132

62.1

Known friend

60

28.2

others

21

9.7

Used a condom with non-client partner in most recent sexual intercourse

73

34.3

Reasons for using a condom?

Men are dirty

133

41.1

Worried about pregnancy

176

54.3

Worried about STDs including HIV

261

80.6

Usually, where did you obtain your condoms?

Family planning

51

15.7

Purchased at pharmacy

243

75.0

Owner provided

30

9.3


Cai et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:377   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-377

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