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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of 235 participants in a HIV/AIDS interview, Toffo county, Benin (June–July 2002)

From: Towards an understanding of barriers to condom use in rural Benin using the Health Belief Model: A cross sectional survey

Characteristics Males N (%) Females N (%) Total N (%)
All participants 155 (66.0) 80 (34.0) 235
Age groups    
15–24 56 (36.1) 37 (46.3) 93 (39.6)
25–34 52 (33.5) 29 (36.3) 81 (34.4)
35–44 30 (19.4) 5 (6.3) 35 (14.9)
45 + 17 (11.0) 9 (11.3) 26 (11.1)
Marital status    
Married, monogamous 87 (56.1) 27 (33.8) 114 (48.5)
Married, polygamous 23 (14.8) 24 (30.0) 47 (20.0)
Single 44 (28.4) 21 (26.3) 65 (27.7)
Widow, Separated 1 (0.7) 8 (0.9) 09 (07.3)
Occupation    
Farming 81 (52.3) 7 (8.8) 88 (37.4)
Working class 48 (31.0) 7 (8.8) 55 (23.4)
Small business 10 (6.5) 33 (41.3) 43 (18.3)
Housewife NA 21 (26.3) 21 (08.9)
High school student 4 (1.7) 11 (4.7) 15 (06.4)
Other 12 (7.7) 1 (1.3) 13 (05.6)
Educational level    
None 47 (30.3) 48 (60.0) 95 (40.4)
Some 108 (69.7) 32 (40.0) 140 (59.6)
Ethnicity    
Fon 104 (67.1) 46 (57.5) 149 (65.1)
Aizo 26 (16.8) 24 (30.0) 49 (21.4)
Other 25 (16.1) 10 (12.5) 37 (13.5)
Religion    
Christian 42 (52.5) 80 (51.6) 122 (51.9)
Muslim 3 (3.8) 2 (1.3) 5 (2.1)
Traditional 21 (26.3) 54 (34.8) 75 (31.9)
Other 14 (17.5) 19 (12.3) 33 (14.0)