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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants for in-depth interviews

From: Barriers to access and utilisation of HIV/STIs prevention and care services among trans-women sex workers in the greater Kampala metropolitan area, Uganda

Variable Category Frequency (N = 22) Percentage (%)
Age 18–24 years 20 90.9
25–27 years 2 9.1
Highest level of education Primary 1 4.5
O′ level 11 50.0
A level 8 36.4
University 2 9.1
Marital status Divorced/Separated 1 4.5
Single, never married 16 72.7
Not Married but in relationship with biologically male born person 4 18.2
Widowed 1 4.5
Religion Catholic 9 40.9
Muslim 5 22.7
No religion 1 4.5
Pentecostal 2 9.1
Protestant 5 22.7
Other sources of income other than sex work Casual Worker 3 13.6
Other Businesses 4 18.2
Salaried 4 18.2
No other source of income 11 50.0
Who do you currently live with? Live with fellow trans-woman 12 54.5
Live with family members 6 27.3
Live alone (no one to stay with) 4 18.2
Type of sex work Street based 3 13.6
Entertainment place based 7 31.8
Residence/home-based 9 41.0
Online/phone 3 13.6
Duration in sex work Less than 5 years 12 54.5
More than 5 years 10 45.5
Ever tested for HIV Yes 8 36.4
Missing information/refused to answer 14 63.6
Frequency of testing for HIV (N = 8) Three or more times per year 7 87.5
Twice 1 12.5