Table 2

Trend in Sexual Behavior and STI/ HIV Prevalence among Long Distance Truck Drivers between Round-1 and Round-2 of the IBBA on National Highways

All Routes

North-East (NE)

North-South (NS)

North-West (NW)

South-East (SE)


Sexual Behavior

Round-1

Round-2

Round-1

Round-2

Round-1

Round-2

Round-1

Round-2

Round-1

Round-2


Had sex with PFP in past one year

(N)

31.0

(2066)

24.3**

(2085)

24.8

(498)

25.6

(524)

30.3

(540)

28.9

(538)

29.1

(515)

28.6

(526)

43.7

(513)

13.9***

(497)

Mean age at first paid sex

(N)

21.0

(640)

22.3**

(507)

21.4

(124)

22.4

(134)

20.6

(164)

22.1***

(155)

21.5

(150)

22.9*

(149)

20.9

(224)

21.7

(69)

Consistent condom use with PFP in past one year

(N)

67.1

(640)

74.6**

(507)

68.5

(124)

64.5

(134)

71.4

(164)

75.6

(155)

60.5

(150)

75.8**

(149)

63.8

(224)

87.5**

(69)

Had sex with NPFP in past one year

(N)

20.4

(2066)

19.6

(2085)

17.8

(498)

23.2*

(524)

21.6

(540)

17.1

(538)

21.7

(515)

34.1**

(526)

20.9

(513)

15.3

(497)

Consistent condom use with NPFP in past one year

(N)

17.9

(421)

37.1**

(423)

18.9

(89)

33.7

(122)

20.4

(117)

49.1**

(92)

15.3

(112)

32.6*

(179)

14.0

(107)

31.6*

(76)

STI/HIV

(N)

(2066)

(2085)

(498)

(524)

(540)

(538)

(515)

(526)

(513)

(497)

Syphilis

3.2

1.7**

3.7

3.7

3.2

1.3*

3.0

1.3*

1.2

0.2*

N. Gonorrhoeae^

0.3

0.1

0.3

0.3

0.7

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

C. Trachomatis^

0.3

0.7

0.9

0.7

0.0

0.6

0.0

0.7

0.6

0.9

HIV

3.5

2.5*

3.1

2.5

2.4

2.2

3.8

1.9*

6.8

3.3*

Any STI

6.9

4.7**

7.6

6.9

6.1

3.7*

6.5

3.8*

8.2

4.3**


* P< 0.10; ** P< 0.05; *** P <0.01

Differences between the mean values were tested using t-test whereas the differences between percentages were tested using Z-test statistic.

PFP: Paid female partner; NPFP: Non-paid female partner

^Statistical tests were not applied for because of low prevalence.

Any STI refers to presence of at least one of the four STIs- Syphilis, N. Gonorrhoeae, C. Trachomatis and HIV.

Pandey et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 6):S15   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-S6-S15

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