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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of FSWs in Nagaland, by typology categories (n = 417)

From: HIV risks vary according to type of sex work in a cross-sectional survey from Nagaland, India

  Category
Characteristic Total Home-to-home Public-to- home Phone-to-home Public-to-public Public-to-RRL Phone-to-RRL RRL-to-RRL Other p-value *
n (%) 417 (100) 67 (16.1) 31 (7.4) 16 (3.8) 20 (4.8) 132 (31.7) 64 (15.3) 36 (8.6) 51 (12.2)  
Age (years)           0.001
??18-24 168 (40.6) 25 (37.9) 11 (35.5) 9 (56.3) 4 (21.1) 43 (32.8) 34 (53.1) 22 (61.1) 20 (39.2)  
??25-34 163 (39.4) 22 (33.3) 8 (25.8) 4 (25.0) 8 (42.1) 60 (45.8) 26 (40.6) 12 (33.3) 23 (45.1)  
??35+ 83 (20.1) 19 (28.8) 12 (38.7) 3 (18.8) 7 (36.8) 28 (21.4) 4 (6.3) 2 (5.6) 8 (15.7)  
??Mean (SD) 26.9 (6.9) 28.0 (7.8) 29.3 (8.3) 25.3 (6.5) 29.3 (7.0) 27.5 (6.7) 25.2 (5.3) 23.3 (5.1) 26.6 (7.0) 0.001
Can read and write           <0.001
??No 247 (59.2) 40 (59.7) 23 (74.2) 5 (31.3) 16 (80.0) 109 (82.6) 13 (20.3) 12 (33.3) 29 (56.9)  
??Yes 170 (40.8) 27 (40.3) 8 (25.8) 11 (69.8) 4 (20.0) 23 (17.4) 51 (79.7) 24 (66.7) 22 (43.1)  
Mother tongue           <0.001
??Naga 205 (49.3) 37 (55.2) 10 (32.3) 14 (87.5) 2 (10.0) 29 (22.0) 54 (84.4) 27 (75.0) 32 (64.0)  
??Non-Naga 211 (50.7) 30 (44.8) 21 (67.7) 2 (12.5) 18 (90.0) 103 (78.0) 10 (15.6) 9 (25.0) 18 (36.0)  
Marital Status           <0.001
??Unmarried 102 (24.5) 18 (26.9) 4 (12.9) 9 (56.3) 3 (15.0) 5 (3.8) 31 (48.4) 15 (41.7) 17 (33.3)  
??Married 157 (37.7) 14 (20.9) 13 (41.9) 2 (12.5) 6 (30.0) 76 (57.6) 21 (32.8) 12 (33.3) 13 (25.5)  
??Divorced or Separated 87 (20.9) 20 (29.9) 9 (29.0) 3 (18.8) 4 (20.0) 28 (21.2) 8 (12.5) 5 (13.9) 10 (19.6)  
??Widowed 71 (17.0) 15 (22.4) 5 (16.1) 2 (12.5) 7 (35.0) 23 (17.4) 4 (6.3) 4 (11.1) 11 (21.6)  
Has been beaten in the past six months§           <0.001
??No 265 (63.9) 54 (80.6) 17 (54.8) 12 (75.0) 11 (55.0) 61 (46.6) 47 (74.6) 27 (75.0) 36 (70.6)  
??Yes 150 (36.1) 13 (19.4) 14 (45.2) 4 (25.0) 9 (45.0) 70 (53.4) 16 (25.4) 9 (25.0) 15 (29.4)  
  1. Abbreviations: FSW female sex worker; RRL rented room/lodge; SD standard deviation. Data are number (percentage) unless otherwise indicated.
  2. *P value from chi-squared test for categorical variables and one-way ANOVA for continuous variables.
  3. 3 missing.
  4. 1 missing.
  5. §2 missing.