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Table 1 Comparisons of characteristics of female entertainment workers who reported consistent and inconsistent condom use with sweethearts

From: Sex with sweethearts: Exploring factors associated with inconsistent condom use among unmarried female entertainment workers in Cambodia

Socio-economic characteristics Total
(n = 204)
Condom use in the past 3 months
Consistent
(n = 64)
Inconsistent (n = 140) p-value*
Province 0.97
 Phnom Penh 159 (77.9) 50 (31.4) 109 (68.6)  
 Siem Reap 45 (22.1) 14 (31.1) 31 (68.9)  
Mean age (in year) 25.7 ± 5.4 25.3 ± 5.2 25.9 ± 5.4 0.47
Years of formal education completed 6.4 ± 2.9 6.0 ± 2.6 6.6 ± 3.0 0.17
Currently place of employment 0.79
 Karaoke parlor 110 (53.9) 33 (30.0) 77 (70.0)  
 Restaurant 52 (25.5) 16 (30.8) 36 (69.2)  
 Other 42 (20.6) 15 (35.7) 27 (64.3)  
Working duration in this career 0.02
 < 28 months 132 (65.3) 49 (37.1) 83 (62.9)  
 ≥ 28 months 70 (34.7) 15 (21.4) 55 (78.6)  
Working duration for the current establishment 0.04
 < 18 months 139 (68.5) 50 (36.0) 89 (64.0)  
 ≥ 18 months 64 (31.5) 14 (21.9) 50 (78.1)  
Mean monthly income (in US$) 232 ± 155 238 ± 168 229 ± 149 0.71
Received HIV education (in past 6 months) 0.35
 No 60 (29.4) 16 (26.7) 44 (73.3)  
 Yes 144 (70.6) 48 (33.3) 96 (66.7)  
Tested for HIV in the past 6 months 0.10
 No 85 (41.7) 32 (37.6) 53 (62.4)  
 Yes 119 (58.3) 32 (26.9) 87 (73.1)  
Self-perception of HIV risk compared to the general population 0.26
 Higher 54 (26.5) 13 (24.1) 41 (75.9)  
 Same 40 (19.6) 11 (27.5) 29 (72.5)  
 Lower 83 (40.7) 28 (33.7) 55 (66.3)  
 Don’t know 27 (13.2) 12 (44.4) 15 (55.6)  
Total score of General Health Questionnaire (GHQ12) 0.24
 ≤ 3 (lower than the average level) 95 (47.0) 33 (34.7) 62 (65.3)  
 ≥ 4 (higher than the average level) 107 (53.0) 29 (27.1) 78 (72.9)  
Mean score of HIV knowledge 21.2 ± 1.9 21.1 ± 2.2 21.5 ± 1.8 0.17
  1. Values are number (%) for categorical variables and mean ± SD for continuous variables
  2. *Chi-square test or Fisher’s exact test was used as appropriate for categorical variables and Student’s t-test was used for continuous variables
  3. Mean values were used to categorize the participants