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Table 1 Selected Characteristics of MSM in Peri-Urban Cape Town in January to February, 2009

From: HIV Risk and Associations of HIV Infection among men who have sex with men in Peri-Urban Cape Town, South Africa

Characteristic Estimate n/N
Age Mean/Median (Range) 26.1/24 (18-58)
Rural Origin   51.5% 103/200
Married   8.0% 16/200
Born in South Africa 97.5% 195/200
Education Secondary or less 56.0% 112/199
  Tertiary or Vocational School 44.0% 88/199
Employment Currently employed 60.3% 120/199
Self-Reported Sexual Orientation Gay/Homosexual 77.0% 154/200
  Bisexual 18.0% 36/200
  Transgender 4.0% 8/200
  Heterosexual 1.0% 2/200
Aware of sexual orientation Any Family Member 68.5% 137/200
  Any Health Care Worker 50% 100/200
  Family or Health Care Worker 76.5% 153/200
In last 6 months: Have injected illegal drugs (IDU) 2.5% 5/200
  Found male partner on internet 35.9% 71/198
Self-reported biggest threat to health HIV 53.6% 105/196
  Illegal Drugs 19.4% 38/196
  Mental illness 8.7% 17/196
  Violence 7.1% 14/196
  Sexually Transmitted Infections 5.3% 11/196
  Malaria/Tuberculosis 2.0% 4/196
  1. ± Not all columns add up due to missing values