Table 1.

Study population characteristics

Variable% Prevalence (no. positive/total no.)% Prevalence (C. trachomatis status)
PositiveNegative
C. trachomatis28.5 (206/722)206  (n)516  (n)
Laboratory diagnoses
N. gonorrhoeae6.7 (44/660)5.8 (11/191)7.0 (33/469)
T. vaginalis12.6 (83/660)13.5 (26/192)12.2 (57/468)
G. vaginalis25.4 (168/661)23.6 (45/191)26.2 (123/470)
 Yeast infection5.9 (39/658)2.1 (4/191)7.5 (35/467)
 Syphilis20.0 (132/659)20.3 (39/192)19.9 (93/467)
Cervical inflammation16.5 (114/693)14.7 (29/198)17.2 (85/495)
Serostatus
 HIV-19.4 (68/722)8.7 (18/206)9.7 (50/516)
 HIV-29.4 (68/722)9.2 (19/206)9.5 (49/516)
 HIV-D1.5 (11/722)1.0 (2/206)1.7 (9/516)
Nationality
 Senegalese76.2 (550/722)76.2 (157/206)76.2 (393/516)
 Other23.8 (172/722)23.8 (49/206)23.8 (123/516)
Age (yr)
 ≤3026.4 (188/713)24.1 (49/203)27.3 (139/510)
 31–3628.8 (205/713)22.7 (46/203)31.2 (159/510)
 37–4121.5 (153/713)25.6 (52/203)19.8 (101/510)
 >4123.4 (167/713)27.6 (56/203)21.8 (111/510)
Duration of registered prostitution (yr)
 ≤127.0 (195/722)22.8 (47/206)28.7 (148/516)
 2–625.5 (184/722)26.2 (54/206)25.2 (130/516)
 7–1324.4 (176/722)26.2 (54/206)23.6 (122/516)
 >1323.1 (167/722)26.2 (51/206)22.5 (116/516)
No. of clients per weeka
 ≤333.3 (196/589)26.5 (45/170)36.0 (151/419)
 4–517.8 (105/589)15.9 (27/170)18.6 (78/419)
 6–1029.7 (175/589)33.5 (57/170)28.2 (118/419)
 >1019.2 (113/589)24.1 (41/170)17.2 (72/419)
Condom usea
 Never4.2 (28/665)3.1 (6/194)4.7 (22/471)
 Sometimes46.5 (309/665)43.3 (84/194)47.8 (225/471)
 Always49.3 (328/665)53.6 (104/194)47.6 (224/471)
  • a Women were given the option not to answer.