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Table 2 Selected characteristics of female sex workers in Burkina Faso and Togo

From: Development and reliability of metrics to characterize types and sources of stigma among men who have sex with men and female sex workers in Togo and Burkina Faso

City Ouagadougou Bobo-Dioulasso Lomé Kara
Median age 23 30 28 23
Completed primary school or higher 46.1% (159/345) 27.7% (97/350) 70.9% (251/354) 86.1% (284/330)
Employed (other than sex work) 33.1% (115/347) 7.1% (25/350) 53.4% (189/354) 47.0% (155/330)
Married or cohabitating 9.5% (33/349) 12.3% (43/350) 7.3% (26/354) 5.8% (19/330)
Has at least one biological child 69.3% (242/349) 83.4% (292/350) 78.5% (278/354) 51.2% (169/330)
Told family about sex work 16.3% (57/349) 22.3% (78/350) 19.5% (69/354) 21.5% (71/330)
Family found out about sex work 31.0% (102/329) 32.9% (109/331) 19.4% (65/335) 48.8% (157/322)
Told health worker about sex work 16.1% (55/342) 22.8% (79/347) 45.0% (159/353) 26.1% (86/330)
Health worker found out about sex work 12.9% (44/342) 6.3% (22/347) 15.0% (53/353) 6.1% (20/330)
Ever had suicidal thoughts 20.1% (70/349) 22.9% (80/350) 21.2% (75/354) 17.9% (59/330)
Participated in female sex worker organization 13.9% (48/346) 24.6% (86/350) 24.4% (86/353) 3.3% (11/330)
Had condomless vaginal sex in the past 12 months 37.9% (130/343) 43.3% (151/349) 25.5% (87/341) 46.2% (151/327)
Ever tested for HIV more than once 60.2% (209/347) 68.3% (239/350) 58.6% (205/350) 56.1% (185/330)