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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of young female sex workers in Dar es Salaam

From: Recruitment using respondent driven sampling, risk behaviors assessment and willingness of young female sex workers (18–25 years) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania to participate in HIV vaccine trials

Variables Weighted frequency %, n N
(95% CI)
Age (years)    600
 18–20 53.1(0.48–0.58) 313  
 21–25 46.9(0.42–0.52) 237  
District of Residence    600
 Temeke 39(0.33–0.45) 240  
 Ilala 21(0.17–0.25) 123  
 Kinondoni 20(0.17–0.25) 115  
 Kigamboni 19(0.13–0.24) 113  
 Ubungo 1(0.00–0.03) 9  
Marital status    598
 Single 96.30(0.94–0.99) 577  
 Divorced/widow 2.3(0.01–0.04) 14  
 Married/cohabiting 1.4(−0.003–0.03) 7  
Level of education    600
 No formal education 17.2(0.139–0.204) 107  
 Primary education 60.7(0.57–0.65) 364  
 Ordinary Secondary 21.1(0.18–0.25) 124  
 Vocational schools 0.7(−0.0004–0.01) 3  
 University 0.4(−0.002–0.01) 2  
People participants were living with    600
 Peers 43.69(0.39–0.48) 264  
 Brothel 21.6(0.18–0.25) 133  
 Parents/guardians 19.9(0.15–0.24) 112  
 Alone 12.8(0.1–0.16) 79  
 Spouse/partners 1.2(0.003–0.02) 7  
 Sex agent/Pimp 0.9(0.001–0.02) 5  
Period of Living in current residence    598
 0-6 M 16.6(0.14–0.20) 95  
 6-12 M 35.4(0.32–0.39) 203  
 > 12 M 48(0.44–0.52) 300