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Table 6 Association between respondents characteristics and care seeking behaviours (n = 407)

From: Care seeking behaviour and barriers to accessing services for sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers in Laos: a cross-sectional study

Variables Crude OR* P-value Adjusted OR P-value
  (95% CI)**   (95% CI)  
Age group (years)     
   15-19 1   1  
   20-24 1.31 (0.81-2.13) 0.259 1.13 (0.68-1.88) 0.630
   25-31 1.04 (0.50-2.14) 0.910 0.91 (0.41-1.99) 0.891
Education     
   No formal school 1   1  
   Primary 1.68 (0.68-4.15) 0.259 2.20 (0.85-5.73) 0.103
   Secondary and high school 1.89 (0.77-4.65) 0.162 2.21 (0.85-5.71) 0.101
Monthly income (USD)     
   < 300 1   1  
   300-600 1.19 (0.73-1.93) 0.478 1.12 (0.67-1.88) 0.643
   > 600 2.14 (0.77-5.94) 0.143 1.66 (0.54-5.09) 0.372
Work place     
   Beer bar/drink shop 1   1  
   Nightclub 1.11 (0.50-2.45) 0.781 0.93 (0.37-2.31) 0.879
   Guest house/Karaoke 1.39 (0.68-2.83) 0.353 0.99 (0.43-2.25) 0.987
Duration of sex work (years)     
   < 1 1   1  
   1-2 2.73 (1.49-4.99) 0.001 2.68 (1.52-5.36) 0.001
   >2 2.01 (1.09-3.68) 0.024 1.80 (0.87-4.01) 0.109
  1. *OR: odd ratio; **95% CI: 95% confidence interval