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Table 1 Unweighted pooled demographic characteristics of Men who have sex with men (MSM), Female sex workers (FSW) and People who inject drugs (PWID), 2010–2014

From: High burden of self-reported sexually transmitted infections among key populations in Mozambique: the urgent need for an integrated surveillance system

Demographic characteristics MSM (N = 1432) FSW (N = 1242) PWID (N = 492)
n % n % n %
Survey City
 Maputo 496 34.6 400 32.3 353 71.8
 Beira 583 40.7 411 33.2
 Nampula/Nacalaa 353 24.7 429 34.6 139 28.3
Male Sex (PWID only) 467 94.9
Age
 Median (min-max) 21 (18–59) 21 (15–53) 32 (18–60)
 15–24 (FSW), 18–24 (MSM, PWID) 1134 79.2 888 71.6 92 18.7
 25+ 298 20.8 352 28.4 400 81.3
Relationship status
 Single or never married 1198 83.9 798 64.5 289 58.7
 Married/cohabitating (FSW, PWID)    87 7.0 103 20.9
 Married/cohabitating, with woman (MSM only) 102 7.1
 Married/cohabitating with man (MSM only)b 48 3.4
 Other (widowed, divorced or separated) 80 5.6 352 28.5 100 20.3
Education Level
 No education or Primary level 238 16.7 458 37.0 210 42.8
 Secondary education or higher 1191 83.3 779 63.0 281 57.2
Currently employed (FSW and PWID only)c 855 59.9 294 23.8
Circumcised (MSM and male PWID only) 919 64.3    307 65.7
Ever Pregnant (FSW only) 856 69.2
  1. a MSM and PWID surveys were conducted in the neighboring cities of Nampula/Nacala; FSW survey was conducted in Nampula only
  2. b 2 MSM living with men were legally married to a woman
  3. c FSW employment refers to work aside from sex work