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Table 1 Sample demographic and economic characteristics by site and total

From: Combined effects of gender affirmation and economic hardship on vulnerability to HIV: a qualitative analysis among U.S. adult transgender women

 SiteTotal
RichmondSt. Louis
Number of enrollees11819
Percentage of total sample58%42%100%
Demographic characteristics
 Mean age in years24.828.326.3
 Age range (min, max)20–3018–5018–50
Highest level of education
 Primary050% (n = 4)21% (n = 4)
 High school diploma64% (n = 7)12% (n = 1)42% (n = 8)
 Some college36% (n = 4)12% (n = 1)26% (n = 5)
 College graduate025% (n = 2)11% (n = 2)
Race/Ethnicity
 African-American73% (n = 8)50% (n = 4)63% (n = 12)
 Latino/Hispanic9% (n = 1)05% (n = 1)
 Asian012% (n = 1)5% (n = 1)
 White18% (n = 2)38% (n = 3)26% (n = 5)
Economic characteristics
Previously but not currently economically vulnerable
 Yes9% (n = 1)12% (n = 1)11% (n = 2)
 No91% (n = 10)88% (n = 7)89% (n = 17)
Currently employed
 Yes64% (n = 7)75% (n = 6)68% (n = 13)
 No36% (n = 4)25% (n = 2)32% (n = 6)
Full-time employeda
 Yes43% (n = 3)023% (n = 3)
 No57% (n = 4)100% (n = 6)77% (n = 10)
Lacked housing in past year
 Yes73% (n = 8)75% (n = 6)74% (n = 14)
 No27% (n = 3)25% (n = 2)26% (n = 5)
  1. [a] Excludes trans women who were unemployed
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