Table 2

The mean number of living children for female sex workers and for women of the state of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Age group (years)

All women*†

Currently married women


FSW‡(6648)

Andhra Pradesh‡ (4686)

FSW‡ (2698)

Andhra Pradesh§ (3695)


15–19¶

1.26

0.27

1.23

0.60

20–24

1.58

1.32

1.62

1.53

25–29

2.04

2.22

2.14

2.33

30–34

2.60

2.66

2.84

2.76

35–39

2.89

3.04

3.05

3.18

40–44

3.14

3.15

3.28

3.29

45–49

2.88

3.54

2.73

3.77

50–54#

2.67

-

0.00

-

TOTAL

2.22

2.03

2.22

2.38


*Irrespective of marital status.

†Chi-square test for trend is not significant.

‡FSW: female sex worker.

§Data from the National Family Health Survey – 2 [13]; data not available for women aged 50–54 years.

¶16–19 years age category for FSWs.

#Only 1 FSW in this age group was currently married who reported no children.

Dandona et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2006 6:5   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-6-5

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