Table 1

Socio-demographic characteristics of 4409 Cameroonian men who participated in the study, 2004

Characteristic

Number (percentage)a


Age group (in years)

15 – 29

2137 (48.4)

30 – 44

1475 (33.4)

45 – 59

808 (18.3)

Marital status

Never married

1267 (28.7)

Currently married

2671 (60.5)

Widow or divorcee

482 (10.9)

Place of residence

Rural

1864 (42.2)

Urban

2556 (57.8)

Religion

Christians

3096 (70.0)

Muslims

755 (17.1)

Others

569 (12.9)

Level of education

No school

540 (12.2)

Primary

1573 (35.6)

Secondary/higher

2306 (52.2)

Wealth index

Low

1456 (32.9)

Middle

1463 (33.1)

High

1501 (34.0)

Number of lifetime sex partners

0 – 5

1937 (43.8)

6 – 95

2473 (56.0)

Age at first sexual intercourse

≤ 17 years

2192 (49.6)

> 17 years

2215 (50.1)


aPercentages may not add up to 100% because of missing values.

Kongnyuy et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2006 6:11   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-6-11

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