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Table 1 Description of the sample of migrants studied

From: Factors associated with sexual risk taking behavior by precarious urban migrants in French Guiana

Variable French Guiana n(%)
Engages in risky sexual behavior 893
Takes no risks 575 (64.4)
Takes risks 318 (35.6)
Age  
[mean +/−sd] [35.4 +/− 10.8]
[95% Conf. Interval] [34.7–36.1]
Sex 893
Female 536 (60.0)
Male 357 (40.0)
Type of employment 892
Has no job 432 (48.4)
Has a work contract (temporary or long-term) 136 (15.3)
Works without a contract 304 (34.1)
Is a business owner 20 (2.2)
Nationality 893
French 14 (1.6)
Guyanese 119 (13.3)
Surinamese 196 (22.0)
Dominican (Dominican Republic) 46 (5.2)
Brazilian 231 (25.9)
Haitian 262 (29.3)
Dominican (Dominica) 3 (0.3)
Saint Lucien 1 (0.1)
Other 21 (2.4)
Marital status 893
Married, living with spouse 136 (15.2)
Married, living with another sex partner 11 (1.2)
Married, living alone 15 (1.7)
Not married, living with regular sex partner 340 (38.1)
Not married, not living with sex partner 388 (43.5)
Other 3 (0.3)
Immigration Status 870
Undocumented (no residency permit) 314 (36.1)
Temporary (3 month/1 year permit, refugee) 318 (36.6)
Longterm (10 year residency card) 238 (27.4)
Age at first intercourse * 862
[mean +/−sd] [15.9 +/− 3.1]
[95% Conf. Interval] [15.7–16.1]
HIV test 892
No, never had an HIV test 113 (12.7)
Yes, has had an HIV test 779 (87.3)
History of drug use 893
Never tried any drugs 646 (72.3)
Yes, tried at least once 247 (27.7)
Recent alcohol abuse 890
No, not in the past month 551 (61.9)
Yes, >  5 drinks in one day in the past month 339 (38.1)