Table 2

Bivariate relationships between interpersonal, social and environmental factors, and condom use1.

Husband or cohabiting partner

Most recent non-paying partner


Consistent condom use

N=101

Inconsistent condom use

N=405

P

Consistent condom use

N=92

Inconsistent condom use

N=155

P



Proportion (N)/ Median (Mean)

Proportion (N)/ Median (Mean)


Interpersonal


Partner’s age (years)

<35

35 +

39.0% (35)

61.0% (66)

37.6% (144)

62.4% (260)

0.865

n/a


Age difference

FSW older or same age

Male partner older (<5 years)

Male partner older (5-9 years)

Male partner older (10+ years)

6.7% (17)

27.3% (23)

38.9% (36)

27.1% (25)

20.1% (32)

27.6% (92)

30.9% (172)

21.3% (108)

0.002

n/a


Duration of relationship (years)

5 (6.9)

10 (10.7)

<0.001

2 (2.3)

3 (4.6)

<0.001


Number of months stay together in last year (months)

<9

9+

57.4% (52)

52.5% (48)

45.1% (163)

54.9% (238)

0.103

n/a


Ever have stayed or lived with partner

n/a

27.5% (18)

10.9% (16)

0.010


Partner is employed

96.9% (4)

94.1% (22)

0.276

100% (0)

99.0% (1)

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Number of times have sex with partner in a month (times)

4 (6.0)

5 (7.4)

0.194

3 (4.1)

4 (4.7)

0.353


Partner asks for anal sex

26.1% (21)

14.1% (55)

0.017

41.2% (27)

28.3% (41)

0.122


Partner has sexual relationships with other women

39.1% (39)

41.6% (146)

0.755

64.1% (55)

74.5% (114)

0.163


Partner knows respondent is a sex worker

41.5% (42)

27.8% (105)

0.017

46.7% (41)

51.5% (73)

0.553


Partner provides respondent with economic support

n/a

79.9% (71)

77.2% (114)

0.656


Respondent provides partner with economic support

n/a

23.7% (22)

21.3% (37)

0.719


Respondent normally under influence of alcohol during sex with partner

n/a

41.1% (37)

55.3% (82)

0.103


Partner normally under influence of alcohol during sex with respondent

n/a

61.5% (54)

65.5% (101)

0.587


Social


Age

<25

25 +

15.6% (11)

84.4% (90)

20.1% (73)

79.9% (332)

0.451

19.2% (20)

80.8% (72)

24.8% (37)

75.2% (118)

0.344


Marital status

Currently married

Unmarried

19.5% (29)

80.5% (72)

62.3% (269)

37.7% (136)

<0.001

26.2% (28)

73.8% (64)

32.9% (50)

67.1% (105)

0.369


Age at first sex (years)

<15

15+

22.2% (26)

77.8% (75)

31.9% (133)

68.1% (272)

0.098

34.4% (27)

65.6% (65)

48.1% (67)

51.9% (88)

0.107


Age at first sex work (years)

<20

20+

24.5% (21)

75.5% (80)

23.1% (78)

76.9% (327)

0.809

31.2% (27)

68.8% (65)

40.3% (56)

59.7% (99)

0.268


Duration of sex work (years)

<5

5+

39.1% (39)

60.9% (62)

45.0% (196)

55.0% (209)

0.325

39.3% (40)

60.7% (52)

41.1% (70)

58.9% (85)

0.827


Environmental


District

Belgaum

Bellary

Bangalore

Mysore

2.9% (3)

13.9% (19)

9.4% (18)

73.8% (61)

16.1% (51)

23.4% (90)

32.7% (173)

27.8% (91)

<0.001

8.8% (9)

27.9% (24)

32.0% (35)

31.3% (24)

51.6% (63)

18.5% (31)

29.5% (60)

0.5% (1)

<0.001


Literate

63.2% (64)

44.7% (194)

0.004

30.5% (31)

22.9% (44)

0.229


Sex work sole income

37.0% (34)

30.1% (108)

0.217

50.5% (49)

63.4% (99)

0.120


Independent solicitation

67.7% (71)

77.2% (307)

0.230

79.4% (75)

76.5% (121)

0.714


Place of solicitation

Home

Brothel

Public places

17.4% (19)

10.9% (9)

71.7% (73)

26.0% (130)

7.4% (45)

66.6% (230)

0.004

26.1% (25)

7.6% (10)

66.4% (57)

29.4% (52)

19.7% (33)

50.9% (70)

0.053


Bivariate relationships between interpersonal, social and environmental factors, and condom use with non-commercial partners of female sex workers in four districts in Karnataka state1

1n/a: question was not available for this type of non-commercial partner

Deering et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 6):S11   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-S6-S11

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