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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of 4409 Cameroonian men who participated in the study, 2004

From: Wealth and sexual behaviour among men in Cameroon

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