Table 4

Ability to handle crisis by degree of collective efficacy for achieving certain goals and for addressing specific problems among female sex workers in Mumbai and Thane, India, 2010–2011

Ability to handle crisisTotal (N=2106)Collective efficacy for achieving certain goalsCollective efficacy for addressing specific problems
Low (N=605)Medium (N=969)High (N=532)Low (N=572)High (N=1534)
Stood up against the police and madams/brokers to help fellow FSWs in the past 1 year*
 OR (95% CI)Referent1.6 (0.9 to 2.8)2.7 (1.5 to 4.9)Referent0.7 (0.4 to 1.1)
Confident in facing troublesome stakeholders or service providers alone
 OR (95% CI)Referent6.4 (5.0 to 8.2)4.3 (3.3 to 5.6)Referent2.3 (1.9 to 2.8)
Confident in supporting fellow FSWs in crisis
 OR (95% CI)Referent4.4 (3.4 to 5.6)2.9 (2.2 to 3.7)Referent1.9 (1.6 to 2.4)
Received help from other FSWs when last time had a violent partner or client*
 OR (95% CI)Referent0.8 (0.6 to 1.0)3.5 (2.7 to 4.5)Referent0.8 (0.6 to 1.0)
  • Variables controlled for in the logistic regression analyses are age, education, marital status, duration into sex work, typology and study district.

  • * Refers to the actual execution of behaviour.

  • AOR, adjusted ORs; FSW, female sex worker; N, total sample size in that category.