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Table 1 Background characteristics among sex workers, 2015 Rwanda

From: Syphilis and HIV prevalence and associated factors to their co-infection, hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses prevalence among female sex workers in Rwanda

Characteristics Number Percent
Total 1978 100
Median age 26  
Age group 1
 15–19 198 10.0
 20–24 618 31.3
 25–29 538 27.2
 30–34 360 18.2
 35–39 159 8.1
 40 + 102 5.2
Age group 2
 15–24 816 41.3
 25 + 1159 58.7
Current marital status
 Single 1263 63.9
 Married/cohabitating 19 1.0
 Divorced/Separated 594 30.0
 Widow 102 5.2
Province
 East 646 32.7
 Kigali city 293 14.8
 North 389 19.7
 West 324 16.4
 South 326 16.5
Hotspot type
 Road/public place 625 31.6
 Venue-based 1353 68.4
Level of education
 None 353 17.9
 Primary 1231 62.3
 Secondary/Higher 394 19.9
Religion
 Catholic 775 39.2
 Protestant 584 29.5
 Muslin 164 8.3
 Adventist 186 9.4
 Traditional/Other/No religion 269 13.6
Occupation
 Sex work only 1345 68.0
 Sex work with additional occupation 633 32.0
Additional occupation
 Small business at the market 94 4.8
 Job in a bar 51 2.6
 Street vendor 113 5.7
 Job in a restaurant 10 0.5
 House worker 22 1.1
 Handicraft maker 23 1.2
 Dressmaker 13 0.7
 Hairdresser 41 2.1
 Student 3 0.2
 Other occupations 299 15.1
Had a valid health insurance
 Yes 1116 56.4
Had children
 Yes 1607 81.2
Duration of sex work
 0–5 1036 53.5
 6–15 741 38.3
 16+ 159 8.2