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Table 1 Profile of study participants and the characteristics of first-sex

From: Characterizing sexual histories of women before formal sex-work in south India from a cross-sectional survey: implications for HIV/STI prevention

  Traditional sex-work (Devadasi) N=246% (95%, CI) Non-Devadasi, N=765%, (95%, CI) p
Rural residence 61.4 (42.0,77.7) 69.3 (57.2,79.2) 0.4
Current age (years)    
<20 19.1 (13.5,26.3) 4.2 (2.8,6.1)  
20-24 45.9 (38.0,54.1) 19.5 (16.2,23.2)  
≥25 35.0 (26.0,45.1) 76.3 (71.9,80.3) <0.001
Able to read and write 26.4 (19.5,34.7) 30.5 (26.6,34.6) 0.4
Migration status    
Local 52.9 (42.1,63.3) 68.2 (62.4,73.6)  
Mobile 13.8 (8.3,22.2) 27.3 (22.4,32.8)  
Migrant 33.3 (24.4,43.6) 4.4 (3.0,6.6) <0.001
Ever married 5.7 (2.1,7.7) 92.2 (89.5,94.2) <0.001
Age at first-sex (years)    
10-14 32.9 (26.5,40.1) 38.0 (32.3,44.0)  
15-19 63.0 (56.0,69.5) 59.7 (53.7,65.4)  
20-25 4.1 (2.3,7.1) 2.4 (1.4, 4.0) 0.2
Fraction sexually active ≤ 1 year after menarche 17.1 (112.8,22.4) 27.5 (22.6,33.0) 0.004
First-sex took place outside village/city of residence 11.8 (8.1,16.8) 8.9 (7.0,11.3) 0.001
Commercial first-sex 82.9 (76.6,87.8) 8.1 (6.2,10.5) <0.001
Condoms used at first-sex 26.4 (19.5,34.8) 2.1 (1.3,3.5) <0.001