Table 4

 Attitudes towards HIV educational interventions in young women with and without a history of sex work in low income areas of northern California, 1996–8

Variable% of sex workers (95% CI)* (n = 226)% of non-sex workers(95% CI)* (n = 2317)Adjusted OR (95% CI)
*All prevalence estimates, 95% confidence intervals, and odds ratios adjusted for survey design.
Trusted sources of HIV information
Provider/clinic82.5 (73.6 to 91.3)87.6 (83.1 to 92.0)0.7 (0.4 to 1.2)
AIDS programme/outreach74.8 (64.3 to 85.2)71.5 (62.3 to 80.6)1.2 (0.8 to 2.0)
Television64.5 (51.1 to 78.0)68.9 (60.5 to 77.4)0.8 (0.5 to 1.4)
Most effective HIV education activity
Street outreach75.5 (65.6 to 85.5)56.6 (47.6 to 65.5)2.5 (1.5 to 4.0)
Individual discussion74.6 (64.0 to 85.2)77.2 (69.6 to 84.8)1.0 (0.6 to 1.6)
Workshop/support group64.5 (51.3 to 77.7)67.9 (59.1 to 76.7)0.9 (0.5 to 1.5)