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Table 2 Reproductive health characteristics of respondents in Mekelle city, Northern Ethiopia, 2014

From: Prevalence and predictors of sexual violence among commercial sex workers in Northern Ethiopia

Variables Frequency %
Age of marriage [years] (n = 59)
Less than 18 39 66.1
18 and above 20 33.9
Age of first sexual intercourse [years] (n = 250)
Less than 15 25 10
15–19 206 82.40
≥20–24 19 7.6
Parity (n = 250)
Yes 99 39.60
No 151 60.40
History of abortion (n = 250)
Yes 68 27.20
No 182 72.80
History of STI (n = 250)
Yes 43 17.20
No 207 82.80
History of STI treatment (n = 43)
Yes 24 55.8
No 19 44.2
Type of STI (n = 250)
Syphilis 10 41.7
Gonorrhea 11 45.8
Chancroid 03 12.5
History of contraception use (n = 250)
Yes 173 69.2
No 77 30.8