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Table 1 Crude and RDS-weighted prevalence of demographic characteristics among trans women in Nepal, 2019 (n = 200)

From: Population-based HIV prevalence, stigma and HIV risk among trans women in Nepal

  N Crude % RDS-weighted %, (95% CI)
Demographic characteristics
 Age group (years)
  18–24 55 27.50 27.45 (19.40–37.30)
  25–34 60 30.00 25.35 (17.73–34.85)
  35 or older 85 42.50 47.20 (37.37–57.25)
 Gender identity
  Trans woman 129 64.50 71.17 (61.23–79.42)
  Other/Tesoro Lingi 71 35.50 28.83 (20.58–38.77)
 Sexual orientation
  Straight or heterosexual 189 94.50 94.05 (88.46–97.02)
  Gay 8 4.00 4.25 (1.82–9.63)
  Other 3 1.50 1.70 (0.53–5.34)
 Birthplace
  From Kathmandu 120 60.00 59.59 (51.45–67.24)
  Rural-urban migrant 78 39.00 38.90 (26.21–45.59)
 Living situation
  Own a house 39 19.50 21.65 (14.27–31.44)
  Rent a house/room 156 78.00 73.73 (63.65–81.82)
  Live with parents 5 2.50 4.61 (1.74–11.65)
 Educational attainment
  No formal education 27 13.50 14.63 (8.61–23.77)
  Grade school 103 51.50 53.60 (43.55–63.38)
  More than grade school 70 35.00 31.77 (23.32–41.60)
 Monthly income
  Less than 8000 NRS 16 8.00 2.62 (0.80–8.22)
  8000–12,000 NRS 60 30.00 13.64 (8.26–21.70)
  12,000–16,000 NRS 25 12.50 11.10 (6.29–18.87)
  16,000–20,000 NRS 51 25.50 41.97 (32.41–52.16)
  Over 20,000 NRS 37 18.50 27.29 (19.29–37.09)
 Caste
  Brahmin 12 6.00 3.93 (1.56–9.54)
  Chettri 39 19.50 21.80 (14.42–31.56)
  Indigenous 138 69.00 66.95 (56.77–75.77)
  Dalit 11 5.50 7.32 (3.45–14.87)
 Current employment, including sex work
  Full-time 143 71.50 61.93 (51.61–71.28)
  Part-time 25 12.50 17.91 (11.51–26.79)
  Student 13 6.50 5.58 (2.24–13.24)
  Unemployed 12 6.00 11.51 (6.15–20.50)
  Retired 5 2.50 3.07 (0.96–9.36)
 Legal marriage status
  Single 135 67.50 62.55 (52.21–71.87)
  Married 58 29.00 32.35 (23.48–42.69)
  Divorced or separated 7 3.50 5.10 (2.09–11.92)
  1. CI Confidence interval