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Table 1 Summary of interview participants’ characteristics

From: Newcomers in a hazardous environment: a qualitative inquiry into sex worker vulnerability to HIV in Bali, Indonesia

Characteristic Classification Number of respondents recruited
Age in years <25 9
25–39 20
> = 40 5
Time as sex worker Newcomer, worked less than 6 months as sex worker 11
Experienced and worked at current brothel more than six months 14
Experienced and moved to the current brothel less than 6 months ago 9
Education Higher/secondary high 4
Secondary junior 11
Primary 17
Didn’t graduate from primary/never went to school 2
Membership in support groups Yes 4
No 30
Housing In brothel 13
Outside brothel 21