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Table 2 Risk factors for sexual and bloodborne pathogens in manual sugar cane cutters in the Northeast and Central regions of Brazil, 2016 (n = 937)

From: Epidemiology of HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis B and C among manual cane cutters in low-income regions of Brazil

Variables N %
Knowledge of signs or symptoms of STI in women (no) 639 68.2
Knowledge of signs or symptoms of STI in men (no) 600 64
Tattoos or piercings on body (yes) 106 11.3
Previous transfusion (yes) 38 4.1
Previous hospitalization (yes) 515 55
Previous occupational injuries (yes) 505 54
Reported shared accommodation (yes) 277 29.6
Sharing sharp personal care items (yes) 429 45.8
History of incarceration (yes) 90 9.6
History of drug use (yes) 126 13.4
History of marijuana use (yes) 110 11.7
History of cocaine/crack use (yes) 43 4.6
History of injection drug use (yes) 2 0.2
Drinking alcohol (yes) 723 77.2
Age of first sexual intercourse = <  15 years (15.7; 2.7)a 463 49.4
History of STI (yes) 101 10.8
History of homosexual relations (yes) 52 5.5
History of sexual abuse (yes) 13 1.4
Sexual partner number = > 2 in the last 12 months (2.8; 4.6)a 373 39.8
No condom use at least once in the past 12 months 436 46.5
Report of genital ulcer/sore in the last 12 months (yes) 34 3.6
Report of genital discharge in the last 12 months (yes) 29 3.1
  1. aMean; standard deviation