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Table 2 Socio-demographic and sex work characteristics of HR-MSM and TGs in Round 1 and Round 2 of IBBA

From: Increasing condom use and declining STI prevalence in high-risk MSM and TGs: evaluation of a large-scale prevention program in Tamil Nadu, India

   HR-MSM Transgender
Characteristics Sub-groups Round 1 Round 2 Wald-Pearson p-value Round 1 Round 2 Wald-Pearson p-value
(%; n = 1621) (%; n = 1620) (%; n = 404) (%; n = 403)
Self-identity Kothi 54.3 80.1 <0.01    
Panthi 11.9 1.3    
Double decker 31.2 14.5    
Bisexual 2.7 4.0    
Aqua aravani    37.4 58.5 0.00
Nirvana aravani     62.6 41.5
Current age (years) < 25 39.44 27.1 <0.05 33.6 26.9  
25-29 24.9 30.4 29.5 30.9 0.18
30-34 14.2 15.9 16.3 24.1
35-39 9.1 12.8   11.3
40+ 12.4 13.8 11.2% 6.9
Mean 29 29.2   28.8 28.7  
Literacy Cannot read or write 21.9 8.3 <0.01 34.9 11.2 0.00
Marital status Currently married 23.8 24.7 0.05 20.1 21.3  
Ever married .79 .68 4.8 1.5  
Never married 74.8 74.6 75.2 77.1 0.14
Main income Unemployed/student 8.2 3.8 <0.01 30.6 2.6 0.00
Self-employed/business 17.9 29.3 10.0 9.7
Laborer 32.5 38.7 15.7 12.5
Service (govt./pvt.) 32.4 17.2 5.1 9.5
Sex work 4.4 5.3 20.2 41.0
Others (transport workers) 4.3 5.6 18.4 24.7
Residency Lives in same city as survey 65.6 98.7 <0.01 94.7 99.6 0.00
Age at first sex (years) < 15 21.6 37.5 <0.01 52.6 48.1 0.41
15+ 78.4 62.5 47.4 51.9
Sex work outside residence district Yes 45.3 18.9 <0.01 39.3 40.5 0.83