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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the study population (n = 247)

From: Factors related to fertility desire among female sex workers living with HIV in the Dominican Republic

Socio-demographic characteristics N % Mean Range
Age    34.3 18,46
Civil status
 Single/Wid/Div 46/247 18.6   
 Current partner 201/247 81.4   
Education (ever) 243/247 98.4   
 Primary 153/247 61.9   
 Secondary/tertiary 94/247 38.1   
Residence
 Santo Domingo 192/247 77.7   
 Other 55/247 22.3   
Behavioral characteristics
 Sex work entry age (years)    20 10,46
 Average income/salida (pesos)    889a 200,4000
 Work Locations
  Establishment 149/247 59.6   
  Street 140/247 55.3   
 Partner conflict 89/247 36.0   
HIV and sexual health
 Years since HIV diagnosis (n = 245)    5.8 0,18
 Current ART 177/247 71.7   
 Detectable viral load (n = 243) 131/243 53.9   
 Any pregnancy prevention 200/247 81.0   
Contraception methods
 Oral contraceptive 11/247 4.5   
 Injectables (Depo-Provera or Nuristerate) 6/247 2.4   
 IUD 3/247 1.2   
 Diaphragm 3/247 1.2   
 Reported permanent contraception (hysterectomy or tubal ligation) 121/247 49.2   
 Consistent condom use 157/247 64.1   
Stigma scales
 HIV-internalized stigma    2.42 1,4
 Sex work-internalized stigma    2.38 1,4
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