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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics among MSM and transgender women in Terai highway districts of Nepal

From: Prevalence of HIV, syphilis, and assessment of the social and structural determinants of sexual risk behaviour and health service utilisation among MSM and transgender women in Terai highway districts of Nepal: findings based on an integrated biological and behavioural surveillance survey using respondent driven sampling

  MSM, n = 167, n (%) Transgender women, n = 173, n (%) Total, n = 340, n (%)
Unweighted Weighted %a Unweighted Weighted %a Unweighted Weighted %a
Age distribution
 Mean (SD) age 27.4 (9.2) 26.1 31.8 (10.5) 31.3 29.7 (10.0) 28.1
 Median age 24   29   27  
 Minimum 17   17   17  
 Maximum 56   66   66  
Education
 Never attended school 21 (12.6) 10 42 (24.3) 78.8 63 (18.5) 14.3
 Ever attended school 146 (87.4) 90 131 (75.7) 21.2 277 (81.5) 85.7
Sexual identity
 Masculine appearing 159 (95.2) 98.3 24 (13.9) 12.6 183 (53.8) 64.6
 Feminine appearing 8 (4.8) 1.7 149 (86.1) 87.4 157 (46.2) 35.4
Marital status
 Unmarried 116 (69.5) 77.2 104 (60.1) 60.4 220 (64.7) 29.4
 Married 51 (30.5) 22.8 69 (39.9) 39.6 120 (35.3) 70.6
Living situation
 No home/rented 41 (24.6) 23.5 45 (26.0) 26.3 86 (25.3) 24.6
 Own home/resident. Hotel 126 (75.4) 76.5 128 (74.0) 73.7 254 (74.7) 75.4
Sex work
 Non sex workers 118 (70.7) 79.7 44 (25.4) 23.8 162 (47.6) 57.7
 Sex workers 49 (29.3) 20.3 129 (74.6) 76.2 178 (52.4) 42.3
Income level
 Less than 3000 50 (29.9) 44.5 34 (19.7) 26.1 84 (24.7) 37.3
 3000–10,000 73 (43.7) 38.5 74 (42.8) 38.0 147 (43.2) 38.3
 Above 10,000 44 (26.3) 17.0 65 (37.6) 35.9 109 (32.1) 24.4
Resident region
 Eastern region 61 (36.5) 35.4 59 (34.1) 42.6 120 (35.3) 38.3
 Western region 53 (31.7) 16.3 67 (38.7) 31.6 120 (35.3) 22.2
 Far west region 53 (31.7) 48.3 47 (27.2) 26.8 100 (29.4) 39.5
  1. aWeighted value based on RDS II Estimator