Table 1

Selected Characteristics of MSM in Peri-Urban Cape Town in January to February, 2009

Characteristic

Estimate

n/N


Age

Mean/Median (Range)

26.1/24 (18-58)


Rural Origin

51.5%

103/200


Married

8.0%

16/200


Born in South Africa

97.5%

195/200


Education

Secondary or less

56.0%

112/199


Tertiary or Vocational School

44.0%

88/199


Employment

Currently employed

60.3%

120/199


Self-Reported Sexual Orientation

Gay/Homosexual

77.0%

154/200


Bisexual

18.0%

36/200


Transgender

4.0%

8/200


Heterosexual

1.0%

2/200


Aware of sexual orientation

Any Family Member

68.5%

137/200


Any Health Care Worker

50%

100/200


Family or Health Care Worker

76.5%

153/200


In last 6 months:

Have injected illegal drugs (IDU)

2.5%

5/200


Found male partner on internet

35.9%

71/198


Self-reported biggest threat to health

HIV

53.6%

105/196


Illegal Drugs

19.4%

38/196


Mental illness

8.7%

17/196


Violence

7.1%

14/196


Sexually Transmitted Infections

5.3%

11/196


Malaria/Tuberculosis

2.0%

4/196


± Not all columns add up due to missing values

Baral et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:766   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-766

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