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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of non-migrants, returned migrants and active migrants in Prakasam and Azamgarh districts, India

From: Male migration and risky sexual behavior in rural India: is the place of origin critical for HIV prevention programs?

  Non-migrants Returned migrants Active migrants Total
  % % %  
Prakasam district     
Total sample size 401 317 316  
Age (Mean±SD) 26.6 ± 6.1 28.8 ± 5.1 26.5 ± 5.5 27.3 ± 5.7
Currently married 66.8 86.4 70.6 74.0
Median age at marriage 20.0 21.0 20.0 20.0
Education     
Illiterates 10.5 8.2 10.8 9.9
High school and above education 42.4 30.3 38.3 37.4
Engaged in agricultural work 38.7 24.9 22.5 29.5
Age at first migration (Mean±SD) -- 20.3 ± 3.9 18.8 ± 3.9 19.6 ± 4.0#
Duration of stay in place of origin in the last visit* -- - 5.7±4.6 -
Age at first sex (Mean±SD) 18.9±2.5 18.9±2.2 18.7±2.3 18.8±2.3
Azamgarh     
Total sample size 431 319 320  
Age (Mean±SD) 28.5 ± 6.7 35.2 ± 5.8 27.6 ± 6.1 30.2 ± 7.1
Currently married 67.8 96.9 71.3 77.5
Median age at marriage 19.5 20 20 20
Education     
Illiterates 7.2 3.1 5.3 5.4
High school and above education 39.2 34.2 51.9 41.5
Engaged in agricultural work 12.3 5.0 3.8 7.8
Age at first migration (Mean±SD) -- 19.1 ± 3.6 18.7 ± 3.2 18.9 ± 3.4#
Duration of stay in place of origin in the last visit -- - 4.8±5.1 -
Age at first sex (Mean±SD) 18.4±3.6 19.6±4.0 17.5±3.8 18.5±3.9
  1. # Computed only for migrants.
  2. * Computed for the last visit of migrants (active) to their native place.