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Table 4 Association between sex-work typology and partnership events with length of transition period, by type 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

  First-sex = commercial First-sex ≠ commercial
         Univariate          Multivariate        Univariate          Multivariate  
  Slope (95%, CI) p Slope (95%, CI) p Slope (95%, CI) p Slope (95%, CI) p
Sex-work typology         
Traditional (Devadasi) -2.7 (-4.4,-0.96) 0.003 -1.7 (-3.7,-0.3) 0.04 -5.1 (-6.7,3.5) <0.001 -4.1 (-5.9,-2.3) <0.001
Non-traditional Ref   Ref   Ref   Ref  
Partnerships during the transition period         
1st partner became a long-term partner Ref   Ref   Ref   Ref  
1st partner did not become a long-term partner, but had at least 1 long-term partner 0.56 (-1.1,2.2) 0.5 0.79 (-0.82,2.4) 0.3 -2.5 (-4.2,-0.95) 0.002 -1.3 (-2.9,0.23) 0.09
Partnership status at self-reported start of sex work         
Ongoing long-term partnership Ref   Ref   Ref   Ref  
All long-term partnerships dissolved 1.5 (-0.09,3.1) 0.07 1.8 (0.3,3.3) 0.02 1.5 (0.45,2.6) 0.005 -1.3 (-2.4,-0.22) 0.02
Widowed 2.6 (-0.3,5.4) 0.08 1.7 (-1.3,4.6) 0.3 -1.5 (-2.6,-0.31) 0.01 1.2 (0.16,2.3) 0.02
No long-term partners (during transition period) -3.7 (-5.0,-2.4) <0.001 -2.6 (-4.0,-1.2) <0.001 -7.5 (-10.1,-5.0) <0.001 -5.1 (-9.1,-1.2) 0.01
R2    0.47     0.51  
  1. Transition period refers to the time between first-sex and self-reported start of sex-work. The slope represents the change in transition time (in years) compared to the reference group.