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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of HSWs living in Larkana and other cities

From: Comparing risk factors of HIV among hijra sex workers in Larkana and other cities of Pakistan: an analytical cross sectional study

Characteristics Larkana(199) Other cities(420)
Mean age(±SD) 26.42(±5.4) 28.91(±6.1)
Mother tongue   
Urdu 1(0.5%) 215(51.1%)
Punjabi 23(11.6%) 81(19.5%)
Sindhi 159(79.9%) 52(12.2%)
Other 1(7%) 72(17.2%)
Educational status   
Educated 64 (32.2%) 152(36%)
Uneducated 135(67.8%) 268(64%)
Marital status   
Currently married 7(3.5%) 43(10.8%)
Unmarried 192(96.5%) 377(89.2%)
Modes of income   
Barber 1(0.5%) 15(3.7%)
Beggar 6(3%) 95(22.8%)
Dancer 17(8%) 125(30.1%)
Milkman 1(0.5%) 2(0.5%)
Painter 1(0.5%) 0(0%)
Shopkeeper 13(6.5%) 1(0.2%)
Only sex work 160(80.4%) 181(42.6%)
Living arrangement   
Family home 79(39.7%) 83(20%)
Dera 38(19.1%) 330(78%)
Hostel 7(3.5%) 2(0.5%)
Guest hotel 75(37.7%) 5(1.4%)
Belong to this city   
Yes 177(88.9%) 309(73.2%)
No 22(11.1%) 111(26.8%)