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Table 1 Measures of condom use and perceived condom use control among women by partner type at baseline among Malagasy sex workers, 2005.

From: Perceived control over condom use among sex workers in Madagascar: a cohort study

  Main Partner Client
  % (n = 79) % (n = 189)
Frequency of condom use   
Never 44.3 (35) 0.5 (1)
Rarely 12.7 (10) 7.9 (15)
Sometimes 31.7 (25) 43.9 (83)
Almost always 10.1 (8) 40.7 (77)
Always 1.3 (1) 6.9 (13)
Condom use at last sex act 26.6 (21) 61.7 (116)
Woman suggested condom use with partner at last sex act 43.0 (34) 69.2 (130)
Woman ever refused to have sex with partner because he would not use a condom 51.4 (37) 79.7 (149)
Partner ever became violent when asked to use a condom 9.0 (7) 21.2 (40)
Perceived control over condom use   
None/little 52.6 (41) 40.2 (76)
A lot/complete 47.4 (37) 59.8 (113)
Partner refused to use a condom when asked* 65.8 (52) 32.3 (43)
Partner became angry or argued when condom use suggested* 44.3 (35) 13.5 (18)
  1. *exact wording of the question and time period varied by partner type--see tables 2 & 3 for exact wording. Note that for main partners these questions were 'ever' while for clients it was the 'last client'
  2. **Totals vary slightly due to missing data.