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Table 1 Baseline demographic characteristics of randomized study participants (N = 38) in the EMERGE feasibility randomized clinical trial by group and total

From: Acceptability of a feasibility randomized clinical trial of a microenterprise intervention to reduce sexual risk behaviors and increase employment and HIV preventive practices (EMERGE) in young adults: a mixed methods assessment

Characteristic Study Group Total
Experimental Comparison
Number of enrolled participants 43
Number of enrolled participants who were not randomized 5
Number of enrolled participants who were randomized 19 19 38
Mean age in years 21.3 20.9 21.1
Age range in years (min, max) 18, 24 18, 24 18, 24
Male 32% 37% 34%
Highest level of education
 Grades 8 to 11 32% 16% 24%
 High school diploma 63% 84% 74%
 2-Year College 5% 0 2%
 4-Year College 0 0 0
Unemployed 84% 84% 84%
Income insecurity in last 30 days 90% 74% 82%
Previous night’s residence
 Emergency shelter (CBO) 32% 5% 18%
 Transitional housing (CBO) 37% 42% 40%
 With friend, relative, partner 26% 42% 34%
 With stranger 0 5% 3%
 Street/public space 0 0 0
 Private apartment 5% 5% 5%
Currently a parent 16% 11% 13%
Completed a post-intervention assessment of acceptability 17 (89%) 19 (100%) 36 (95%)