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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study sample

From: Primary source of income is associated with differences in HIV risk behaviors in street-recruited samples

  African Americans (n = 441) Hispanic Americans (n = 456) Whites (n = 297) Asians (n = 300)
Sex     
   Male 206 (46.7%) 252 (55.3%) 200 (67.3%) 148 (48.7%)
   Female 235 (53.3%) 204 (44.7%) 97 (32.7%) 154 (51.3%)
Age (years)     
   18–29 122 (27.7%) 208 (45.6%) 36 (12.1%) 126 (42.0%)
   30–39 195 (44.2%) 162 (35.5%) 164 (55.2%) 120 (40.0%)
   40–49 111 (25.2%) 77 (16.9%) 92 (31.0%) 39 (13.0%)
   50+ 11 (2.5%) 8 (1.8%) 5 (1.7%) 15 (5.0%)
  Missing n = 2 Missing n = 1   
Education     
   High School/GED 236 (53.5%) 314 (68.9%) 89 (30.0%) 120 (40.5%)
   Above high school 203 (46.0%) 131 (28.7%) 202 (68.0%) 176 (59.5%)
  Missing n = 2 Missing n = 11 Missing n = 6 Missing n = 4
Income     
   Legally employed 249 (56.5%) 199 (43.6%) 188 (63.5%) 234 (78.0%)
   Welfare 75 (17.0%) 80 (17.6%) 71 (24.0%) 30 (10.0%)
   Illegal activities 117 (26.6%) 164 (36.0%) 34 (11.5%) 36 (12.0%)
   Missing n = 13 Missing n = 4  
No sexual activity past 3 months     
   Males 42 (21.8%) 46 (20.5%) 34 (21.9%) 13 (9.4%)
   Females 48 (22.9%) 49 (26.1%) 20 (27.4%) 36 (24.0%)
Reported sexual identity     
   Males-Homosexual 24 (12.4%) 49 (21.9%) 41 (26.5%) 11 (8.0%)
   Males-Bisexual 55 (28.5%) 84 (37.5%) 60 (38.7%) 38 (27.5%)
   Males-Heterosexual 114 (59.1%) 91 (40.7%) 54 (34.8%) 89 (64.5%)
   Female-Homosexual 10 (4.8%) 20 (10.6%) 5 (6.9%) 7 (4.7%)
   Female-Bisexual 40 (19.1%) 50 (26.6%) 23 (31.5%) 30 (20%)
   Female-Heterosexual 160 (76.2%) 118 (62.8%) 45 (61.6%) 113 (75.3%)
  1. Note: As a result of missing data, some of the percentages do not sum to 100.