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Table 2 Demographic characteristics and behavioral risk factors of the 505 women in the sample

From: Molecular epidemiology and socio-demographic risk factors of sexually transmitted infections among women in Lebanon

  Total
(%) N
Positive for STIs
(%) N
Nationality (N = 455)
 Lebanese 63.3% (288) 57.9% (167)
 Syrian 24.2% (110) 67.2% (74)
 Palestinian 8.8% (40) 60% (24)
 Other 3.7% (17) 82.3% (14)
 Missing 50  
Age Range (N = 448)
 18–29 27.5% (123) 73.9% (91)
 30–39 32.8% (147) 59.1% (87)
 40–49 23.4% (105) 62.8% (66)
 50–69 16.3% (73) 43.8% (32)
 Missing 57  
Employment (N = 431)
 None (housewife) 63.6% (274) 59.4% (163)
 Yes 6.0% (26) 66.9% (17)
 Missing 74  
Marital Status (N = 486)
 Single 7.6% (37) 86.4% (32)
 Divorced/Widowed 6.2% (30) 40% (12)
 Currently Married 86.2% (419) 60.6% (254)
 Missing 19  
Behavioral Risk Factors
Alcohol (N = 487)
 Yes 16.2% (79) 73.4% (58)
 No 83.7% (408) 58.8% (240)
 Missing 18  
Smoking (N = 488)
 Yes 32.1% (157) 66.2% (104)
 No 67.8% (331) 58.9% (195)
 Missing 17  
Contraceptive Use (N = 458)
 Yes 36.5% (167) 65.2% (109)
 No 63.5% (291) 58.4% (170)
 Missing 47  
Contraceptive Type (N = 162)
 Intrauterine Device 53.7% (87) 71.2% (62)
 Pills 27.2% (44) 63.% (28)
 Male Condom 17.9% (29) 44.8% (13)
 Loop 0.6% (1) 100% (1)
 Female Condom 0.6% (1) 0% (0)
 Missing 5