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Table 5 Factors associated with sexual violence among CSWs in Mekelle city, Northern Ethiopia, 2014

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

Variables Violence (n = 250) COR AOR
Yes (%) No (%)
Educational status
Illiterate 19(10.10) 7(11.5) 3.17(0.79–12.75 5.56(0.89–34.90)
Basic literacy 43(22.8) 18(29.50) 2.79(0.82–9.45) 5.38(1.15–25.20)*
Elementary school 70(37.00) 17(27.90) 4.8(1.43–16.13) 6.96(1.55–31.25)*
High school 51(27.00) 12(19.90) 4.96(1.41–17.46) 7.93(1.65–38.16)*
College or university 6(3.20) 7(11.50) 1.00 1.00
Marital Status
Married 52(27.50) 7(11.50) 2.93(1.25–6.85) 3.85(1.34–11.09)*
Unmarried 137(72.50) 54(88.50) 1.00 1.00
Household income (USD)
<51.1 36(19.00) 29(47.5) 1.00 1.00
51.2–101.9 85(45.00) 24(39.30) 2.85(1.47–5.56) 2.44(1.12–5.37)*
102–153.1 59(31.20) 6(9.80) 7.92(2.99–20.94) 7.94(2.46–25.58)*
≥153.2 9(4.80) 2(3.30) 3.63(0.73–18.12) 3.28(0.54–9.80)
Smoking
Yes 92(48.70) 19(31.10) 2.09(1.13–3.86) 1.37(0.58–3.25)
No 97(51.30) 42(68.70) 1.00 1.00
Chat chewing
Yes 94(49.70) 20(32.80) 2.03(1.11–3.72) 1.68(0.26–1.73)
No 95(50.30) 41(67.20) 1.00 1.00
Drug use
Yes 75(39.70) 6(9.80) 6.03(2.47–14.70) 5.37(1.78–16.21)*
No 114(60.30) 55(90.20) 1.00 1.00
Duration of work as CSW
1–4 years 159(84.10) 38(62.30) 12.55(2.44–16.64 11.57(1.56–85.6)*
5–9 years 28(14.80) 17(27.90) 4.94(0.89–27.32) 4.57(0.57–39.88)
10 or more years 2(1.10) 6(9.80) 1.00 1.00
Primary client type
Merchants 21(11.10) 6(9.800 2.19(0.75–6.35) 1.82(0.46–7.24)
Civil servants 93(49.20) 21(34.40) 2.77(1.33–5.76) 2.18(0.89–5.34)
Soldiers 19(10.10) 8(13.10) 1.48(0.55–4.02) 1.21(0.36–4.07)
Drivers 24(12.70) 6(9.80) 2.5(0.87–7.20) 2.68(0.73–9.8)
Students 32(16.90) 20(32.80) 1.00 1.00
  1. *Significantly associated at p <0.05