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Table 2 Distribution of client characteristics as reported by the FSWs.

From: High risk of HIV in non-brothel based female sex workers in India

Variable Variable categories Number (%) (N = 17529)
Type of client* New 12047 (68.7%)
  Regular 5459 (31.1%)
  Do not remember 23 (0.2%)
Age of client Young 8639 (49.3%)
  Middle-aged 8468 (48.3%)
  Old 272 (1.6%)
  Cannot say 150 (0.8%)
Marital status of client Single 4785 (27.3%)
  Married 9358 (53.4%)
  Do not know 3386 (19.3%)
Economic status of client Poor 3265 (18.6%)
  Average 9649 (55.0%)
  Wealthy 2535 (14.5%)
  Cannot say 2080 (11.9%)
Truck driving as profession of the client Yes 1461 (8.3%)
  No 13217 (75.4%)
  Cannot say 2851 (16.3%)
Client highly intoxicated with alcohol/ drugs Yes 1015 (5.8%)
  No 16447 (93.8%)
  Do not remember 67 (0.4%)
  1. *New client was the one who visited the FSW for the first time, and regular client was the one who visited the FSW repeatedly.