Strolling Away

APPENDIX 1 - Research Questions and Tables (cont'd)

APPENDIX 1 - Research Questions and Tables (cont'd)

Table 7 - What were the most important things that assisted you in leaving the street?
Variable Total Combined Male Sample Female Sample
Family/spouse/partner/sibling/parent/ Extended 22% 14% 23%
Meeting straight people 10% 0% 12%
Having some goals 8% 8% 8%
Safe place/out of the cold 11% 23% 10%
Self love belief/unconditional love 8% 0% 8%
Trusting someone/drug counselling 13% 23% 12%
Having a baby/a child 9% 8% 8%
Employment/straight life 10% 8% 11%
Clean money/savings 7% 8% 7%
Faith/spirituality 1% 0% 1%
Never left 1% 8% 0
Total 100% 100% 100%

Note: A prompter format was used. "What three things?" prefaced this question. The goal was to create dialogue and thought process for those being interviewed.

Table 8 - What were the important things that assisted you in not returning to the street?
Variable Total Combined Male Sample Female Sample
Fear/nervous to return 11% 8% 11%
Less stress/no pimp 8% 0% 9%
Vision off the street/pump gone 14% 8% 15%
Fear of drugs/sober now 2% 0% 2%
Religion/belief system 1% 0% 1%
People relying on me 17% 17% 17%
Employment/education 12% 8% 12%
Family support 14% 8% 15%
Flexibility to be off/accommodation 8% 17% 6%
Maturity 5% 17% 5%
Moved away 7% 8% 7%
Never left 1% 8% 0%
Total 100% 100% 100%


Table 9 - What would you say to someone who was getting ready to turn his or her first trick?
Variable Total Combined Male Sample Female Sample
Don’t it’s not smart 34% 60% 30%
Break the illusion of what it is 26% 0% 30%
This message that it isn’t great life is the same for male/females 24% 20% 24%
Helplessness/abuse over and over again 16% 20% 16%
Total 100% 100% 100%


Table 10 What do you miss from the street?
Variable Total Combined Male Sample Female Sample
Money 30% 10% 33%
Freedom 15% 30% 12%
Camaraderie/people/activity party 23% 30% 21%
Adrenaline pump/control 15% 20% 14%
Nothing 16% 0% 20%
Never left 1% 10% 0%
Total 100% 100% 100%

Note: A prompter format was used. "What three things?" prefaced this question. The goal was to create dialogue and thought process for those being interviewed.

Table - 11 What happened that almost made you go back to the street?
Variable Total Combined Male Sample Female Sample
Needed money 30% 17% 31%
Loss/crisis/stress 17% 32% 15%
Alienation/lonely/bored/isolation 12% 17% 12%
Too close activity easy return people 17% 0% 18%
Drugs/addiction 6% 0% 7%
Lack of recognition 3% 17% 2%
Closed doors/lack opportunity marginalized 6% 0% 7%
Nothing 7% 0% 8%
Never left 2% 17% 0%
Total 100% 100% 100%

Note: A prompter format was used. "What three things?" prefaced this question. The goal was to create dialogue and thought process for those being interviewed.

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