ERIC Number: EJ783310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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Demographic Correlates of Constant Condom Use among Sex Workers in Tangail, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Eva, Nilufar Akter; Munakata, Tsunetsugu; Onuoha, Francis N.
Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life, v42 n168 p795 Win 2007
Consistent condom use, particularly by promiscuous individuals, is a major safeguard against sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS. This study examines some demographic factors that may affect such use among Bangladeshi female commercial sex workers at a brothel in Tangail (n = 196; mean age = 23.44 years), and the streets of Dhaka (n = 112; mean age = 25.92 years). The [chi square] results indicated that sex workers over 19 years of age were 2.52 times more likely than adolescents under 19 to work on the street rather than at a brothel ([chi square] = 8.73, p less than 0.01, OR = 2.52, 95% CI = 1.35-4.72). Brothel sex workers aged over 19 years reported 3.26 probability to regularly use condom with clients than those adolescents aged below 19 years ([chi square] = 6.23, p less than 0.01, OR = 3.26, 95% CI = 1.25-8.53). This study found age to be a significant demographic correlate of regular condom use, particularly, among the brothel workers.
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Age Differences, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Probability, Disease Control, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Contraception, Health Behavior
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Bangladesh