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Table 1 Characteristics of NBB and BB FSWs aged 15–24 years

From: HIV prevalence and high-risk behaviour of young brothel and non-brothel based female sex workers in Nigeria

Variables BB % (n = 746) NBB % (n = 1050) X2 p
Highest educational level achieved
 Never attended school 3.8 1.2 155.1 <0.001
 Quaranic education 0.7 0.6
 Some primary 5.6 3.0
 Completed primary 13.0 5.8
 Some secondary 41.4 29.3
 Completed secondary 33.1 44.1
 Tertiary 2.4 16.0
Main reason for going into sex work
 Financial gain 76.0 82.2 36.5 <0.001
 Unemployment 8.7 7.0
 Pleasure 3.4 5.2
 Marital frustration 4.5 2.1
 Divorced/separated 2.1 0.6
 Widowed 0.3 0.3
 Incest/abused 1.4 0.5
 Others 1.8 0.3
 Don’t know 0.3 0.4
 No response 1.6 1.4
Clients and duration of sex work BB
M (SD)
NBB
M (SD)
t p
How many customers/clients did you have last day worked 9.6 (19.8) 6.0 (18.8) 3.86 <0.001
Last 7 days how many customers/clients do you have 36.2 (26.1) 16.4 (24.6) 16.29 <0.001
Duration of sex work in months 20.0 (16.6) 21.2 (15.4) 1.55 0.12