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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of study population by MSM typology

From: Violence and depression among men who have sex with men in Tanzania

Characteristics Top
(230)
Versatile
(52)
Bottom
(63)
Age 32.46 ± 7.13 29.96 ± 6.86 26.46 ± 6.28
  < 26 42 (18.3) 16 (30.8) 32 (50.8)
 26 – 35 123 (53.5) 25 (48.1) 26 (41.3)
 36 – 45 56 (24.3) 11 (21.1) 4 (6.3)
 46 – 55 8 (3.5) - 1 (1.6)
  > 55 1 (0.4) - -
Marital status
 Single 145(63.0) 38(73.1) 48 (76.2)
 Married 19 (8.3) - 2 (3.2)
 Divorced/widowed/separated 23 (10.0) 4 (7.7) 3 (4.7)
 Cohabiting with a man 24 (10.4) 7 (13.5) 10 (15.9)
 Cohabiting with a woman 19 (8.3) 3 (5.8) -
Education
 At most primary education 158 (68.7) 22 (42.3) 37 (58.7)
 Secondary education 66 (28.7) 27 (51.9) 24 (38.1)
 Post-secondary education 6 (2.6) 3 (5.8) 2 (3.2)
Occupation
 Unemployed 53 (23.0) 21 (40.4) 26 (41.3)
 Employed 175 (76.1) 30 (57.7) 35 (55.5)
 Students/retired 2 (0.9) 1 (1.9) 2 (3.2)