Table 5: Bivariate analyses of relationships between individual behavioral characteristics and risk of HSV-2 herpes and syphilis, among 212 clandestine female sex workers: Lima, Peru, 2003.

HSV-2 seropositivitySyphilis seropositivitya
HSV-2 −HSV-2 +MHA-TP−MHA-TP +

CharacteristicUnadjusted(%) or(%) orUnadjustedAdjusted
mean ± SDmean ± SDPRR95% CI Mean ± SDmean ± SDOR95% CIOR95% CI

Years of education9.3 ± 3.17.7 ± 3.30.87(0.76, 0.99)
Age24.1 ± 4.429.0 ± 7.31.02(1.00, 1.04)27.4 ± 6.933.7 ± 6.61.12(1.05, 1.20)1.12(1.05, 1.19)
Years in sex work4.0 ± 4.47.7 ± 6.51.13(1.04, 1.23)
Had problems using condomb90 (47)16 (80)4.49(1.45, 13.92)4.12(1.29, 13.15)

aMHA-TP confirmed. bPrevalence rate ratios (PRRs) associated with all covariates included in final multivariate models are reported.