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Table 2 Overview of sex workers’ pregnancies during sex work practice

From: Overview and factors associated with pregnancies and abortions occurring in sex workers in Benin

  2013 (n = 418) 2016 (n = 448) p-value* Combined population (n = 866)   
Frequency (%)   Mean (sd) Frequency (%)
At least one pregnancy
 Yes 76 (18.2) 66 (14.7)    142 (16.4)   
 No 342 (81.8) 382 (85.3) 0.1707   724 (83.6)   
More than one pregnancy
 Yes 35 (46.1) 25 (37.9)    60 (42.3)   
 No 41 (53.9) 41 (62.1)    82 (57.8)   
At least one abortion
 Yes 55 (73.3) 41 (63.1)    96 (68.6)   
 No 20 (26.7) 24 (36.9) 0.1931   44 (31.4)   
More than one abortion
 Yes 32 (58.2) 22 (53.7)    54 (56.3)   
 No 23 (41.8) 19 (46.3)    42 (43.8)   
Number of pregnancies
 1 41 (54.0) 41 (62.1)    82 (57.8)   
 2 19 (25.0) 12 (18.2)    31 (21.8)   
 3 9 (11.8) 6 (9.1)    15 (10.6)   
 4 6 (7.9) 4 (6.1)    10 (7.2)   
 5 1 (1.5)    1 (0.7)   
 6 2 (3.0)    2 (1.4)   
 7 1 (1.3)     1 (0.7)   
                         Number of pregnancies   
Pregnancy outcomes       Boyfriend Clients
 Live birth      60 (23.7) 54 (24.8) 6 (18.2)
 Stillbirth      7 (2.8) 5 (2.3) 2 (6.1)
 Miscarriage      19 (7.5) 16 (7.3) 3 (9.1)
 Abortion     1.63 (1.1) 165 (65.2) 143 (65.6) 22 (66.7)
Total number of pregnanciesa     1.78 (1.2) 253 (100.0)a 220 (87.0)a 33 (13.0)
  1. * According to chi-square
  2. a Two FSWs were pregnant during data collection and thus had missing values for pregnancy outcome