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Table 1 Background characteristics of the respondents (n = 407)

From: Care seeking behaviour and barriers to accessing services for sexually transmitted infections among female sex workers in Laos: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics   n = 407 %
Age group (years) Mean: 20; range: 15-31   
   15-19   199 48.9
   20-24   160 39.3
   25-31   48 11.8
Education    
   No formal school   27 6.6
   Primary school   176 43.2
   Secondary or high school   204 50.1
Monthly income (USD) Mean: 300; range: 48-900   
   < 300   238 58.5
   300-600   137 33.7
   > 600   32 7.9
Work place    
   Beer bar FSW   318 78.1
   Guest house FSW   53 13.0
   Nightclub/restaurant FSW   36 8.9
Duration of sex work (years) Mean: 1.5; range: 0.1-6   
   < 1   238 58.5
   1-2   93 22.9
   >2   76 18.7