Table 3

Demographics and sexual practices of MSWs by duration of selling sex to men
Characteristics Duration selling sex (Years) Chi2 p-value for trends Total
0-1 2-5 6-10 11-38
% (n = 40) % (n = 124) % (n = 97) % (n = 65)
Demographics
Mean age (SD) 22.6 (4.2) 24.7 (4.5) 27.5 (4.2) 33.1 (5.7) <0.001 26.9 (5.8)
Literate 87.5 (35) 85.5 (106) 71.1 (69) 66.2 (43) <0.001 77.6 (253)
Currently married 25.0 (10) 25.8 (32) 30.9 (30) 47.7 (31) 0.004 31.6 (103)
Living with sexual partner (male or female) 37.5 (15) 38.7 (48) 41.2 (40) 55.4 (36) 0.041 42.6 (139)
Self-reported receptors (kothis) 42.5 (17) 61.3 (76) 72.2 (70) 78.5 (51) <0.001 65.6 (214)
Sexual partners
Sex with women in the past 3 months 37.5 (15) 37.1 (46) 37.1 (36) 47.7 (31) 0.250 39.3 (128)
Sex with wife in past month 20.0 (8) 23.4 (29) 21.7 (21) 40.0 (26) 0.024 25.8 (84)
Mean number of male partners in the past 7 days (SD) 7.7 (6.6) 7.1 (7.6) 8.9 (10.2) 10.6 (11.5) <0.001 8.6 (9.0)
Paid men for sex past 7 days 17.5 (7) 15.3 (19) 7.2 (7) 13.9 (9) 0.327 12.9 (42)
Sexual practices reported for the past 3 months
Insertive anal sex with a male partner 52.5 (21) 41.9 (52) 34 (33) 26.2 (17) 0.003 37.7 (123)
Insertive vaginal sex 27.5 (11) 35.5 (44) 35.1 (34) 47.7 (31) 0.049 36.8 (120)
Condom use
At last insertive anal sex with male partner 85.7 (18) 76.9 (40) 81.8 (27) 88.2 (15) 0.689 81.3 (100)
At last insertive vaginal sex 45.5 (5) 47.7 (21) 32.4 (11) 41.9 (13) 0.508 41.7 (50)
Consistent condom use with non-commercial male partner 35.7 (10) 50.6 (46) 48.3 (29) 57.1 (24) 0.162 49.3 (109)
Consistent condom use with non-commercial female partner 7.1 (2) 4.4 (4) 3.3 (2) 9.5 (4) 0.592 5.4 (12)
Other risk factors, knowledge and uptake of STI services
Current use of alcohol or drugs 65.0 (26) 66.1 (82) 85.6 (83) 76.9 (50) 0.012 73.9 (241)
Heard about STIs 60.0 (24) 75.0 (93) 79.4 (77) 70.8 (46) 0.329 73.6 (240)
Self-perceived as at high risk for STI acquisition 7.5 (3) 12.9 (16) 15.5 (15) 29.2 (19) 0.002 16.3 (53)
Prevalence of STIs and HIV
Syphilis serology 0.0 (0) 8.1 (10) 8.3 (8) 6.2 (4) 0.429 6.8 (22)
Rectal NG/CT 7.5 (3) 14.5 (18) 16.5 (16) 10.8 (7) 0.762 13.5 (44)
HSV-2 35.0 (14) 48.4 (60) 66.0 (64) 84.6 (55) <0.001 59.2 (193)
HIV positivity 32.5 (13) 35.5 (44) 48.5 (47) 56.9 (37) <0.001 43.3 (141)

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