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Table 1 Underlying determinantsa (socio-demographic and economic characteristics) among miners

From: Factors influencing risky sexual behaviour among Mozambican miners: a socio-epidemiological contribution for HIV prevention framework in Mozambique

  Number (430) Percentage
Socio-demographic characteristics
 Age group (years) 18 – 30 28 6.5
31 – 40 144 33.5
41 – 50 131 30.5
≥ 51 127 29.5
 Marital status Never married 3 0.7
Married/Union 414 96.3
Divorced/Widow 13 3.0
 Number of wives in South Africa (SA) and Mozambique (Moz) No wife 16 3.7
One in SA 4 0.9
One in Moz 328 76.3
More than 1 in Moz 48 11.2
One in SA and Moz 34 7.9
 Province of residence in Mozambique Maputo 83 19.3
Gaza 182 42.3
Inhambane 154 35.8
Outro 11 2.6
Socio-economic characteristics
 Education level No schooling 25 5.8
Primary 341 79.3
Secondary 64 14.9
 Occupation Engine driver 229 53.3
Perforator 88 20.5
Supervisor 78 18.1
Other 35 8.1
Attitudes/ intervention programs on HIV
 Tested for HIV previously (12 months before survey) No 48 11.2
Yes 382 88.8
 Result of last HIV test (12 months before survey) Negative 345 92.7
Positive 27 7.3
 Participated in an HIV lecture No 88 20.5
Yes 342 79.5
 Perceived risk of contracting HIV None 51 12.3
Low 93 22.4
Moderate 139 33.5
High 105 25.3
HIV+ 27 6.5
Mining and mobility
 Accommodation in SA Hostel 177 41.2
Family 84 19.5
Girlfriend/friend/colleague 43 10.0
Alone 126 29.3
 Years working at the mine 1-9 80 18.6
10-24 282 65.6
25+ 68 15.8
 How many trips back to Mozambique 1 – 3 220 51.3
4 – 6 163 38.0
7 – 9 17 4.0
>10 29 6.8
  1. aExcludes missing values for each factor