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Table 3 Planning status of pregnancy by selected characteristics of female sex workers

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

Characteristics (N = 819) Unplanned
N = 533
n (%)
Ambivalent
N = 196
n (%)
Planned
N = 90
n (%)
P value
Chi2
(x2 test)
Age group P= 0.024*
 15-19 yrs 21 (3.9) 15 (7.6) 6 (6.7)  
 20-29 yrs 291 (54.6) 115 (58.7) 59 (65.5)  
  > 30 yrs 221 (44.5) 66 (33.7) 25 (27.8)  
Marital status P= 0.230
 Never married 145 (27.2) 50 (25.5) 26 (28.9)  
 Married or in union 65 (12.2) 34 (17.4) 17 (18.9)  
 Divorce/separated /widow 323 60.6) 112 (57.1) 47 (52.2)  
Wealth quintile P= 0.016*
 Lowest 128 (24.0) 32 (16.3) 19 (20.0)  
 Second 129 (24.2) 38 (19.4) 21 (23.3)  
 Middle 88 (16.5) 38 (19.4) 9 (10.0)  
 Fourth 125 (23.5) 49 (25.0) 22 (24.5)  
 Highest 63 (11.8) 39 (19.9) 20 (22.2)  
HIV status P= 0.618
 Positive 160 (30.0) 62 (31.6) 21 (23.3)  
 Negative 364 (68.3) 132 (67.4) 67 (74.5)  
 Not sure/unverified by records 9 (1.7) 2 (1.0) 2 (2.2)  
Years in sex work P= 0.004*
  < 2 years 141 (26.4) 73 (37.2) 35 (38.9)  
 3–5 years 204 (38.3) 74 (37.8) 35 (38.9)  
  > 6 years 188 (35.3) 49 (25.0) 20 (22.2)  
Main workplace P = 0.218
 Street based 174 (32.7) 65 (33.2) 31 (34.4)  
 Entertainment place 151 (28.3) 45 (23.0) 30 (33.3)  
 Residence/homed based 25 (4.7) 9 (4.6) 7 (7.8)  
 Phone based 183 (34.3) 77 (39.3) 22 (24.4)  
Partner for last pregnancy P= 0.000*
 Emotional partner 242 (45.4) 160 (81.6) 78 (86.7)  
 Non emotional (Paying client/others) 291 (54.6) 36 (18.4) 12 (13.3)  
Number of living Children P = 0.206
 No child 249 (46.7) 91 (46.4) 40 (44.4)  
 1–3 children 222 (41.7) 90 (45.9) 45 (50.0)  
  ≥ 4 children 62 (11.6) 15 (7.65) 15 (5.6)  
Ever been raped in last two years P= 0.000*
 -No 398 (74.7) 171 (87.2) 78 (86.7)  
 -Yes 135 (25.3) 25 (12.8) 12 (13.3)  
Reported having person/s to provide social support P= 0.000*
 Friend 134 (25.1) 67 (34.2) 33 (36.7)  
 Family member 99 (18.6) 53 (27.0) 28 (31.1)  
 Health worker 121 (22.7) 37 (18.9) 14 (15.5)  
 No support 179 (33.6) 39 (19.9) 15 (16.7)  
Alcohol use P= 0.025*
 Non-Hazardous drinking 214 (40.2) 97 (49.5) 46 (51.1)  
 Hazardous drinking 319 (59.8) 99 (50.5) 44 (48.9)  
Substance use P= 0.002*
 No 291 (54.6) 132 (67.3) 61 (67.8)  
 Yes 242 (45.4) 64 (32.7) 29 (32.2)  
  1. *Significant statistical difference between groups, Pearson`s Chi-square or Fisher`s test (P< 0.05)