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Table 1 Demographics, health service, and contraception use among female exotic dancers with current contraceptive need (N = 96)

From: Contraceptive utilization among new exotic dancers: a cross-sectional study

Demographics N (%) or mean (range)
Mean age in years 24 (17.7–42.9)
Race
 White 37 (39%)
 Black 53 (55%)
 Other 6 (6%)
Married or “in a serious relationship” 27 (28%)
Prior pregnancy 75 (78%)
Have children at home 38 (40%)
Education
 Did not complete high school 11 (11%)
 High school diploma or GED 45 (47%)
 Some college or above 40 (42%)
 Living in unstable housing 41 (42%)
General and reproductive/sexual health history
 History of sex work 43 (45%)
 Prior abortion 35 (33%)
 2 or more prior abortions 13 (14%)
 Sexually active with 4 or more male partners in past 6 months 27 (28%)
 Last HIV/STI test positive 6 (6%)
Alcohol and drug use
 Active alcohol use disorder 70 (73%)
 Illicit drug use in past 6 months (e.g., heroin, crack, cocaine) 42 (44%)
 Past 6 month injection drug use 8 (8%)
 Ever received substance use treatment 14 (15%)
Healthcare use and barriers to seeking services
 Has health insurance 79 (82%)
 Last saw healthcare provider > 12 months ago 18 (19%)
 Recently sought reproductive health service in emergency department 14 (18%)
 Reports stigma seeking healthcare 18 (47%)
 Wanted to see healthcare provider but was not able to do so 13 (14%)
Past 6-month contraceptive use
 Any contraception 66 (66%)
 Any non-barrier method 43 (45%)
 Sterilization 2 (5%)
 Oral contraceptive pills 12 (29%)
 Injection 16 (39%)
 Implant 3 (7%)
 Intrauterine device (IUD) 8 (20%)
 Emergency contraception 5 (12%)
 Any barrier method 44 (46%)
 Male condoms 44 (100%)
 Female condoms 3 (14%)
 Consistent condom use 3 (14%)
 Dual protection 25 (26%)
 Other method 1 (1%)