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Table 3 Sex work characteristics among 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)  
Duration of sex work (years)           0.017
 0-1 130 (33.1) 22 (36.7) 9 (30.0) 3 (18.8) 5 (27.8) 37 (29.8) 14 (22.2) 19 (57.6) 21 (42.9)  
 2-4 163 (41.5) 24 (40.0) 14 (46.7) 9 (56.3) 9 (50.0) 43 (34.7) 33 (52.4) 12 (36.4) 19 (38.8)  
 5+ 100 (25.5) 14 (23.3) 7 (23.3) 4 (25.0) 4 (22.2) 44 (35.5) 16 (25.4) 2 (6.1) 9 (18.4)  
 Mean (SD) 3.5 (3.5) 3.6 (4.3) 3.6 (3.3) 3.3 (2.2) 3.1 (2.9) 4.2 (4.1) 3.7 (3.1) 1.9 (1.6) 2.80 (2.6) 0.049
How much their last client paid them for sex           <0.001
 ≤200 INR 206 (51.8) 34 (54.8) 22 (71.0) 4 (28.6) 12 (66.7) 85 (64.4) 13 (22.4) 16 (47.1) 20 (40.8)  
 >200 INR 192 (48.2) 28 (45.2) 9 (29.0) 10 (71.4) 6 (33.3) 47 (35.6) 45 (77.6) 18 (52.9) 29 (59.2)  
Has occasional clients           <0.001
 No 126 (30.2) 33 (49.3) 11 (35.5) 10 (62.5) 8 (40.0) 16 (12.1) 16 (25.0) 17 (47.2) 15 (29.4)  
 Yes 291 (69.8) 34 (50.8) 20 (64.5) 6 (37.5) 12 (60.0) 116 (87.9) 48 (75.0) 19 (52.8) 36 (70.6)  
Has regular clients           --
 No 30 (7.2) 0 (0.0) 2 (6.5) 0 (0.0) 5 (25.0) 20 (15.2) 1 (1.6) 1 (2.8) 1 (2.0)  
 Yes 387 (92.8) 67 (100) 29 (93.6) 16 (100) 15 (75.0) 112 (84.9) 63 (98.4) 35 (97.2) 35 (97.2)  
Number of clients they had sex with on last day worked§           0.042
 1 or less 196 (47.5) 39 (58.2) 18 (58.1) 12 (75.0) 9 (45.0) 50 (37.9) 28 (44.4) 16 (45.7) 24 (49.0)  
 2 or more 217 (52.5) 28 (41.8) 13 (41.9) 4 (25.0) 11 (55.0) 82 (62.1) 35 (55.6) 19 (54.3) 25 (51.0)  
 Mean (SD) 1.9 (1.3) 1.6 (0.8) 1.6 (1.0) 1.4 (0.7) 2.2 (1.6) 2.1 (1.2) 2.3 (1.8) 2.0 (1.3) 1.7 (1.4) 0.013
Exposed to the program**           <0.001
 No 229 (54.9) 50 (74.6) 24 (77.4) 8 (50.0) 15 (75.0) 58 (43.9) 32 (50.0) 21 (58.3) 21 (41.2)  
 Yes 188 (45.1) 17 (25.4) 7 (22.6) 8 (50.0) 5 (25.0) 74 (56.1) 32 (50.0) 15 (41.7) 30 (58.8)  
  1. Abbreviations: FSW female sex worker; RRL rented room/lodge; SD standard deviation; INR Indian rupees; NGO non-government organization. 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. 24 missing.
  4. 19 missing.
  5. §4 missing.
  6. **Proportion of FSWs who had been exposed to any one of the following NGO-delivered HIV prevention services: contact with a peer educator or staff member; received condom/s; visited the program clinic. Those who indicated that they hadn't heard of the Project ORCHID-funded NGOs are in the `no’ category.
  7. -- Unable to calculate the chi-squared test due to the very small number of women in several of the categories responding that they had no regular clients.