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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study population

From: Barriers and facilitators to utilisation of public sexual healthcare services for male sex workers who have sex with men (MSW-MSM) in The Netherlands: a qualitative study

Characteristic N (%)
Biological gender
  Male 20 (100)
Gender identity
 Male 18 (90)
 Female 2 (10)
 Average age (in years) 39.9 (Range: 18 – 66; Median: 39.5 )
Country of birtha
 The Netherlands 14 (70)
 Western Europe other 3 (15)
 Eastern Europe 2 (10)
 South America 1 (5)
Level of educationb
 Low 2 (10)
 Medium 10 (50)
 High 8 (40)
Employment besides sex work
 Employed 11 (55)
 Unemployed 9 (45)
Duration of sex work (range) 3 months – 32 years
Relationship status
 In a relationship 7 (35)
 Not in a relationship 13 (65)
Sexual preference
 Homosexual 11 (55)
 Bisexual 7 (35)
 Heterosexual 2 (10)
  1. aAccording to United Nations Statistics Division geographic regions [22]
  2. bLevel of education was categorized into low: elementary, pre-vocational secondary; medium: senior general secondary, pre-university, secondary vocational; high: higher professional, university