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Table 1 Distribution of survey respondents by background characteristics

From: Cross-cultural adaptation of the short-form condom attitude scale: validity assessment in a sub-sample of rural-to-urban migrant workers in Bangladesh

Variables Taxi drivers n = 437(%) Restaurant workers n = 441 (%) Total n = 878 (%)
Current age (Mean) (28.3) (28.3) (27.4)
18-24 years 105 (24%) 111 (25.2%) 216 (24.6%)
25-30 years 216 (49.4%) 221 (50.1%) 437 (49.8%)
31-35 years 116 (26.5%) 109 (24.7%) 225 (25.6%)
Education    
No education 100 (22.9%) 118 (24.3%) 201 (22.9%)
Primary (level I-V) 182 (41.6%) 168 (38.1%) 367 (41.6%)
Secondary (level VI-X) 155 (35.5%) 155 (37.6%) 310 (35.5%)
Income/month in Bangladeshi Taka* 5737.9 3853.4 4795.7
Migrated from    
Town/sub-district 57 (13%) 65 (14.7%) 122 (13.9%)
Village/rural 380 (87%) 376 (85.3%) 756 (86.1%)
Marital status    
Married 296 (67.7%) 305 (69.2%) 601 (68.5%)
Never-married 141 (32.3%) 136 (30.8%) 277(31.5%)
Current living status†    
Lives with spouse/family 127 (29%) 135 (30.6%) 262 (29.8%)
Lives alone 310 (71%) 306 (69.4%) 616 (70.2%)
Used cannabis like drug in past 3 months 247 (56.5%) 268 (60.8%) 515 (58.7%)
Drank alcohol as recreational habit in 3 months 258 (59.0%) 267 (60.5%) 525 (59.8%)
Injected drugs in past year 24 (5.5%) 38 (8.6%) 62 (7.1%)
Age at sexual debut (Mean) (17.65) (16.89) (17.67)
BCC exposure    
No Exposure 104 (23.8%) 119 (27.0%) 223 (24.5%)
Exposed to one message type 181 (41.4%) 186 (42.2%) 367 (41.8%)
Exposed to multiple message types 152 (34.8%) 136 (30.8%) 288 (32.8%)
Had paid sex in the last month 212 (48.5%) 205 (46.5%) 417 (47.5)
Had unprotected paid sex in the past 3 months 265 (60.6%) 243 (55.1%) 508 (57.9%)
Perception of risk & knowledge of HIV/AIDS    
Ever heard of HIV/AIDS 322 (73.7%) 337 (76.4%) 659 (75.1%)
Ever heard about VCT services 79 (18.1%) 67 (15.2%) 148 (16.9%)
Perceived themselves at risk of HIV/STIs 161(36.8%) 154(34.9%) 315(35.9%)
Aware of risk of unprotected sex 55 (12.5%) 57 (12.9%) 112 (12.8%)
Aware of risk of injecting 104 (23.8%) 112 (25.4%) 216 (24.6%)
Knows that condom can protect against HIV/STIs 50 (11.6%) 57 (12.9%) 107 (12.2%)
Used a condom at last paid sex 61 (21.8%) 73 (24.5%) 134 (23.2%)
Ever used a condom to avoid STIs or HIV/AIDS 126 (29.5%) 137 (31.1%) 263 (30.0%)
  1. NA = not applicable; BCC, Behavior Change Communication; VCT, voluntary counseling and testing;
  2. *1 US$ = Taka 84, †Married respondents only.