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Table 1 Social demographic attributes of the study participants in fishing landing sites of Muleba and Buchosa Districts, September to October 2017, north-western Tanzania

From: Prevalence of HIV infection and uptake of HIV/AIDS services among fisherfolk in landing Islands of Lake Victoria, north western Tanzania

Variable Respondents location p-value
Muleba (N = 254) (%) Buchosa (N = 202) (%)
Mean age (in years) 33.01 32.92 > 0.05
Sex
 Men 169 (67) 100 (50)  
 Women 85 (33) 102 (50) < 0.001
Marital status
 Married 157(62) 102 (50)  
 Single 65 (26) 40 (20) < 0.001
 Divorced/Widow/Cohabit 32 (13) 60 (30)  
Education
 No formal education 22 (9) 32 (16)  
 Primary+ 232 (91) 170 (84) > 0.05
Occupation
 Fishing 128 (50) 72 (35)  
 Fishing related business 57 (22) 38 (19)  
 Fishing related employment 23 (10) 46 (23) > 0.05
 Farming and fishing 46 (18) 46 (23)  
Religion
 Christian 206 (81) 177 (88)  
 Muslim 48 (19) 25 (12) > 0.05
Residence
 Permanent 77 (30) 41 (20)  
 Only for business 177 (70) 161 (80) > 0.05