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Table 1 Characteristics of the female sex workers who participated in the FGDs

From: “When they know that you are a sex worker, you will be the last person to be treated”: Perceptions and experiences of female sex workers in accessing HIV services in Uganda

Variable N = 182a (%)
Age (Years ± SD) 25 ± 5.1
 18–20 39 (21.4)
 21–25 71 (39.0)
  > 25 72 (39.6)
Education
 None 10 (5.4)
 Primary 89 (48.4)
 S1–S4 64 (34.8)
 S5–S6 13 (7.1)
 Tertiary 8 (4.3)
Religion
 Catholic 70 (38)
 Anglican 57 (31)
 Muslim 47 (25.5)
 Seventh Day Adventist 3 (1.6)
 Pentecostal 7 (3.8)
Employment status
 Employed 58 (31.5)
 Not employed 126 (68.5)
Marital status
 Never married/nor cohabited 85 (46.2)
 Married/co-habiting 14 (7.6)
 Divorced/separated 70 (38)
 Widow 15 (8.2)
Parental status
 Have children 145 (78.8)
 Have no children 39 (21.2)
  1. aEight of the 190 SWs had missing demographic data