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Table 1 Sociodemographic and behavioral characteristics reported by participants attending a publicly funded STI clinic in Jackson, Mississippi (N = 1,416)

From: Condom use and incarceration among STI clinic attendees in the Deep South

Variable N (%)
Female 884 (62.6)
African American 1343 (94.9)
Single 1235 (87.0)
Mean Age (SD, range) 24.8 (6.13, 18–56)
Education
 Some high school 162 (11.5)
 High school degree/GED 424 (30.0)
 At least some college 828 (58.6)
Currently enrolled in school 611 (43.6)
Currently has stable housing 675 (47.7)
Monthly Income
  < $500 441 (31.5)
 $501 – $1,500 518 (37.0)
 $1,501 – $3000 264 (18.9)
  > $3000 177 (12.6)
Work at least part time 745 (52.6)
Receives at least 1 form of public assistance 579 (41.0)
Financially or materially depend on at least 1 partner 496 (35.4)
At least 1 partner depends on participant 500 (35.7)
Religious Denomination
 Baptist 524 (65.0)
 Non-denominational 109 (13.5)
 Church of God in Christ 66 (8.2)
 Other 33 (13.3)
Attend religious services
 Never 144 (10.5)
 Less than a few times per year 172 (12.6)
 A few times a year 292 (21.4)
 Once or twice a month 312 (22.8)
 Almost every week 218 (15.9)
 One or more times per week 226 (16.8)
Self-identified sexual orientation
 Heterosexual 1259 (89.0)
 Gay/Lesbian 74 (5.2)
 Bisexual 81 (5.7)
Ever incarcerated 262 (19.0)
Incarcerated 6 months or less 253 (17.8)
Incarcerated 6 months or more 97 (7.0)
Number of partners reported on 82 (6.0)
 One 405 (28.6)
 Two 292 (20.6)
 Three 717 (50.6)
Used a condom at last sexa
 Yes 1271 (45.0)
 No 1551 (55.0)
  1. aPartner level
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