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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

VariablesWeighted frequency %,nN
(95% CI)
Age (years)  600
 18–2053.1(0.48–0.58)313 
 21–2546.9(0.42–0.52)237 
District of Residence  600
 Temeke39(0.33–0.45)240 
 Ilala21(0.17–0.25)123 
 Kinondoni20(0.17–0.25)115 
 Kigamboni19(0.13–0.24)113 
 Ubungo1(0.00–0.03)9 
Marital status  598
 Single96.30(0.94–0.99)577 
 Divorced/widow2.3(0.01–0.04)14 
 Married/cohabiting1.4(−0.003–0.03)7 
Level of education  600
 No formal education17.2(0.139–0.204)107 
 Primary education60.7(0.57–0.65)364 
 Ordinary Secondary21.1(0.18–0.25)124 
 Vocational schools0.7(−0.0004–0.01)3 
 University0.4(−0.002–0.01)2 
People participants were living with  600
 Peers43.69(0.39–0.48)264 
 Brothel21.6(0.18–0.25)133 
 Parents/guardians19.9(0.15–0.24)112 
 Alone12.8(0.1–0.16)79 
 Spouse/partners1.2(0.003–0.02)7 
 Sex agent/Pimp0.9(0.001–0.02)5 
Period of Living in current residence  598
 0-6 M16.6(0.14–0.20)95 
 6-12 M35.4(0.32–0.39)203 
 > 12 M48(0.44–0.52)300