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Table 2 Profile of female sex workers who experienced a commercial first-sex compared against FSWs without a commercial first sex (N=1,011)

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

  First sex commercial sex act (N=266)
  N Column % (95%, CI) Crude OR (95%, CI) p Adjusted OR* 95%, CI) p
Able to read and write (N=298) 74 27.8 (21.5,35.2) 0.89 (0.61,1.3) 0.6 --- ---
Rural residence (N=681) 167 62.8 (47.0,76.2) 0.76 (0.44,1.3) 0.3 --- ---
Sex-work typology       
Traditional (Devadasi, N=246) 204 76.7 (67.7,83.8) 55.1 (32.5,93.3) <0.001 52.5 (27.4,100.7) <0.001
Non-traditional (N=765) 62 23.3 (16.2,32.3) Ref   Ref  
Migration status       
Local (N=652) 154 57.9 (48.8,66.5) Ref   Ref  
Mobile (N=243) 46 17.3 (11.7,24.8) 0.76 (0.44,1.3) 0.3 0.86 (0.36,1.5) 0.6
Migrant (N=116) 66 24.8 (17.7,33.7) 4.2 (2.7,6.8) <0.001 0.39 (0.17,0.89) 0.03
First sexual partner became a long-term partner       
Yes (N=808) 122 45.9 (38.3,53.6) 0.07 (0.05,0.11) <0.001 0.12 (0.07,0.20) <0.001
No (N=203) 144 54.1. (46.4,61.7) Ref   Ref  
Age at first-sex (years)       
10-14 (N=371) 86 32.3 (26.7,38.5) Ref   Ref  
15-19 (N=611) 167 62.8 (56.6,68.6) 1.2 (0.89,1.7) 0.2 1.0 (0.63,1.7) 0.9
20-25 (N=28) 13 4.9 (3.0,8.0) 2.9 (1.2,6.7) 0.02 3.4 (1.3,8.9) 0.01
  1. OR (odds ratio). *Adjusted for sex-work typology, migration status, first sexual partner, and age at first-sex.