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Table 2 Characteristics of FSWs and association with VIA positivity in Kampala, Uganda

From: Visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) positivity among female sex workers: a cross-sectional study highlighting one-year experiences in early detection of pre-cancerous and cancerous cervical lesions in Kampala, Uganda

Characteristic N # VIA positive
(col%)
Unadjusted OR (95 %CI) Age-adjusted OR (95 %CI) Fully adjusted OR
(95 %CI)
Current marital status (N = 713)
  Married/cohabiting 109 3 (2.8) 0.73 (0.17–3.18) 0.64 (0.15–2.75) 0.52 (0.10–2.58)
  Widowed 40 4 (10.0) 2.65 (0.70–10.09) 2.20 (0.58–8.24) 1.74 (0.39–7.77)
  Separated/divorced 458 29 (6.3) 1.67 (0.60–4.67) 1.33 (0.48–3.70) 2.25 (0.36–4.06)
  Single 106 4 (3.8) 1.0 1.0 1.0
Smoker (N = 719)
  Never 501 26 (5.2) 1.0 1.0 1.0
  Ever 218 14 (6.4) 1.20 (0.66–2.32) 1.21 (0.65–2.27) 1.12 (0.59–2.14)
Alcohol use pattern following AUDIT score (N = 651)
  Harmless or low-risk drinkers 320 21 (6.6) 1.31 (0.46–3.72) 1.11 (0.40–3.11) 1.21 (0.42–3.50)
  Harmful or high-risk drinkers 251 14 (5.6) 1.11 (0.38–3.30) 1.04 (0.36–3.03) 1.11 (0.38–3.30)
Alcohol-dependent 80 4 (5.0) 1.0 1.0 1.0
Number of lifetime partners (N = 707)
   50 305 15 (4.9) 1.0 1.0 1.0
  51–100 268 10 (3.7) 0.75 (0.35–1.66) 0.74 (0.34–1.64) 1.07 (0.40–2.86)
  > 100 134 12 (9.0) 1.82 (0.88–3.78) 1.69 (0.81–3.52) 3.34 (1.38–8.12)
Number sexual partners in last month (N= 594)
  < 5 234 14 (6.0) 1.0 1.0 1.0
  5–19 137 6 (4.4) 0.73 (0.29–1.86) 0.82 (0.32–2.07) 0.63 (0.23–1.64)
  20–49 88 3 (3.4) 0.57 (0.17–1.94) 0.67 (0.20–2.29) 0.53 (0.16–1.84)
  50+ 135 7 (5.2) 0.87 (0.36–2.09) 0.98 (0.41–2.36) 0.58 (0.23–1.54)
Condom use in the last 3 months (N = 634)
  Inconsistent use 306 21 (6.9) 1.0 1.0 1.0
  Consistent use 328 17 (5.2) 0.75 (0.41–1.40) 0.80 (0.43–1.48) 1.05 (0 0.51–2.17)
Age at first sex (N = 712)
  < 15 266 16 (6.0) 1.0 1.0 1.0
  15–19 391 22 (5.6) 0.94 (0.50–1.75) 0.94 (0.50–1.74) 0.89 (0 0.45 -1.78)
  > 20 55 1 (1.8) 0.30 (0.04–2.23) 0.36 (0.04–2.64) 0.30 (0 0.04 -2.29)
Age at first pregnancy (N = 671)
  < 18 369 17 (4.6) 1.0 1.0 1.0
  18+ 302 20 (6.6) 1.44 (0.77–2.69) 1.49 (0.80–2.77) 1.49 (0 0.76–2.91)
HIV status (N = 719)
  Negative 404 31 (7.7) 1.0 1.0 1.0
  Positive 315 9 (2.9) 4.42 (2.13–9.14) 3.90 (1.37–11.09) 4.55 (2.12–9.84)
Signs and symptoms of STIs (N = 719)
  No 512 28 (5.5) 1.0 1.0 1,0
  Yes 207 12 (5.8) 1.06 (0.55–2.04) 1.00 (0.51–1.97) 1.06 (0.55–2.02)