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Table 1 Characteristics of eligible studies

From: Socio-demographic characteristics and risk factors for HIV transmission in female bar workers in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic literature review

Author & yearData periodTypeCountryLocationStudy populationStudy designFBW sample size
Nagot 2002 [9]1998–2000PRABurkina FasoBobo DioulassoFSWs incl. FBWsCross-sectional survey67
Van Blerk 2007 [24]2003PRAEthiopiaAddis Ababa; NazarethFSWs incl. FBWsFGD; IDI; observation25
Van Blerk 2008 [23]2003PRAEthiopiaAddis Ababa; NazarethFSWs incl. FBWsFGD; IDI; observation25
Van Blerk 2011 [25]2003PRAEthiopiaNazarethFBWs who have sex for moneyFGD; IDI30
Sori 2012 [3]PRAEthiopiaAddis AbabaWomenCross-sectional survey; FGD; IDIQuantitative: 284
Qualitative: -
Messersmith 2014 [6]2012–13ReportGhanaKumasiFBW, bar patronsFGD, IDI36
Kishindo 1995a [26]1992PRAMalawiBlantyre; Lilongwe; Mzuzu; ZombaFBWCross-sectional survey540
Kishindo 1995b [8]1992PRAMalawiZombaFBWIDI30
Mhalu 1991 [27]1989PRATanzaniaDar es SalaamFBWs; MBWsCross-sectional survey347
Mnyika 1995 [28]PRATanzaniaArusha; Babati; Moshi; SameGeneral incl. FBWsCross-sectional survey95
Talle 1995 [7]1993Book chapterTanzaniaNamangaFBWsIDI30
Talle 1998 [10]Book chapterTanzaniaNamangaFBWs, MBWsIDI; observation30
Mgalla 1997 [29]1993–95PRATanzaniaMagu districtFBWsIDI; FGD33
Riedner 2003 [30]2000PRATanzaniaMbeya regionFBWsCross-sectional survey600
Akarro 2009 [1]2004–05PRATanzaniaDar es Salaam; Mbeya; ZanzibarFBWsCross-sectional survey2820
Beckham 2013 [31]2012ThesisTanzaniaIringa & Njombe regionsFSWs incl. FBWsIDI; FGD30 FSW
Ostermannn 2015 [32]2012–14PRATanzaniaMoshiFBWs; male portersCross-sectional survey162
Gysels 2002 [2]PRAUgandaTown in south-westFSWs incl. FBWsLife stories12
Ntozi 2003 [33]1999PRAUgandaKabale; Kampala; LiraFBWs; FSWs; truck driversFGD; IDI8–12
  1. PRA Peer-reviewed article. FSW Female sex worker; FBW Female bar worker; MBW Male bar worker; IDI In-depth interview; FGD Focus group discussion. Missing data is indicated by “-”