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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 440 female sex workers followed-up in a microbicide trial at 2 african and 2 indian sites

From: Behavioural and medical predictors of bacterial vaginosis recurrence among female sex workers: longitudinal analysis from a randomized controlled trial

Characteristics n with (%) or median with [IQR*]
Sites:  
   Kampala 167 (37.9)
   Cotonou 140 (31.8)
   Indian sites (Chennai and Bagalkot District) 133 (30.2)
Age in years 28 [23-35]
Completed years of school 7 [3-9]
Cohabiting with a man 94 (21.4)
Exerting an occupation other than commercial sex work 128 (29.1)
Currently used contraceptive:  
   None 255 (57.9)
   Oral 29 (6.6)
   Injectable 35 (7.9)
   Intra-uterine device 3 (0.7)
   Female sterilization 118 (26.8)
Having a primary partner 331 (75.2)
Number of sexual partners in the past 7 days† 8 [4 – 21]
Percentage of sexual act with primary partner using condom 100% 97 (46.6)
Percentage of sexual act with other partners using condom 100% 361 (97.6)
Oral or anal sex in the past 30 days with primary partner © 15 (5.8)
Oral or anal sex in the past 30 days with primary partner without condom © 10 (4.2)
Oral or anal sex in the past 30 days with other partners # 22 (5.0)
Oral or anal sex in the past 30 days with other partners without condom # 8 (1.4)
History of STI at baseline 321 (72.9)
Recent intra-vaginal cleansing (within 90 days) @ 73 (17.6)
Irregular menstrual cycles 97 (22.0)
Laboratory diagnosis of STI or reproductive tract infections at baseline:  
   Gonorrhoea § 27 (6.2)
   Chlamydia § 28 (6.4)
   Trichomoniasis ¥ 20 (4.6)
   Candidiasis ¥ 112 (25.6)
  1. *IQR =Inter-quartile range; †= missing data for 29 woman; ‡= The denominator excludes 207 women who reported not having a primary partner with whom they had sex in the last 7 days and 25 other who did not report on condom use; ¶ = The denominator excludes 44 women who reported not having sex with other partners in the last 7 days and 26 other who did not report on condom use; ©The denominator excludes 74 who reported not having a primary partner and 25 others who did not report on anal or oral sex; # =The denominator excludes 27 who did not report on anal or oral sex. §= missing data for 3 woman; ¥= missing data for 2 women; @= missing data for 25 women.