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Table 1 A summary of selected characteristics of the female sex workers enrolled in the study

From: Contraceptive use, prevalence and predictors of pregnancy planning among female sex workers in Uganda: a cross sectional study

Characteristics (N = 819) Categories Frequency
(n)
Percentage (%)
Socio and economic
 Age group 15-19 yrs 42 5.1
20-29 yrs 465 56.8
> 30 yrs 312 38.1
 Education No education 42 5.0
Attended Primary (1–7 years) of education) 448 54.7
Attended Secondary or higher (at least 8 years of education) 329 40.2
 Marital status Never married 221 27.0
Married or in union 116 14.2
Divorce/separated /widow 482 58.8
 Wealth quintile Lowest 178 21.7
Second 188 23.0
Middle 135 16.5
Fourth 196 23.9
Highest 122 14.9
 Other source of income Yes 272 33.2
Sexual and obstetric history
 HIV status Positive 243 29.7
Negative 563 68.7
Not sure/unverified by record 13 1.6
 Years in sex work < 2 years 249 30.4
3–5 years 313 38.2
> 6 years 257 31.4
 Main workplace Street based 270 33.0
Entertainment place 226 27.6
Residence/homed based 41 5.0
Phone based 282 34.4
 Partner for last pregnancy Emotional partner 480 58.6
Non Emotional partner 339 41.4
 Number of living Children No Child 380 46.4
1–3 children 357 43.6
Four and more Children 82 10.0
 Ever been raped in the last two years Yes 172 21.0
Having a supporter & substance abuse
 Reported having people to provide social support if they wanted to get pregnant Friend 234 28.6
Family member 180 22.0
Health worker 172 21.0
No support 233 28.4
 Hazardous alcohol user Yes 462 56.4
 Substance use Yes 335 40.9