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Table 1 Identified categories of risk spaces and characteristics in Santo Domingo from the perspective of FSWs living with HIV (N = 51)

From: Participatory geographic mapping and activity space diaries: innovative data collection methods for understanding environmental risk exposures among female sex workers in a low-to middle-income country

Perceived risk environments Risk characteristics Percent of perceived risk environments with the identified risk characteristic
Neighborhoods (N = 62) Drugs (use, selling, trafficking) 77.42%
Violence and crime 59.68%
Heavy policing 35.48%
Sex work 19.35%
Poverty 46.77%
Specific establishments (N = 93)a  
Drugs (use, selling, trafficking) 26.88%
Violence and crime 8.60%
Heavy Policing 8.60%
Sex Work 84.95%
Poverty 1.08%
Common streets (N = 8)b  
Drugs (use, selling, trafficking) 50.00%
Violence and crime 25.00%
Heavy policing 100.00%
Sex work 87.50%
Poverty 25.00%
  1. aEstablishments included hotels, bars/discos, colmados (corner stores that sell alcohol and are frequent gathering spaces), markets, parks, street intersections, drug markets, and sex work venues as listed by participants
  2. bCommon streets included highways and central avenues
  3. Notes. FSWs female sex workers; % based on non-missing data (< 10% missing on any variable)