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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the 295 participants of the project "Assessing HIV Oral Testing of Brazilian Drug Users".

From: Knowledge of AIDS and HIV transmission among drug users in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Variables n %
Gender   
   Male 227 77.0
   Female 68 23.0
Marital status (N = 294)   
   Single 167 56.8
   Married/Living together 90 30.6
   Separated/Divorced 34 11.6
   Widowed 3 1.0
Homeless   
   Yes 12 4.1
   No 281 95.3
   Don't know/Not sure 2 0.7
Race/Skin color (N = 294)   
   White 61 20.8
   Black 123 41.8
   Brown 96 32.7
   Indian 3 1.0
   Other 11 3.7
Income in the last 30 days (N = 293)   
   None 59 20.1
   < R$300 91 31.1
   R$ 300 to R$ 599 93 31.7
   R$ 600 to R$ 1.199 33 11.3
   R$ 1.200 to R$ 1.799 13 4.4
   R$ 1.800 or more 3 1.0
   Don't know/Not sure 1 0.3
Continuous variables median (IQR*)
Age 29 (23; 40)
Years of education 8 (6; 10)
Median income in the last 6 monts (in Reais) (N = 294) 350 (175; 500)
Spent on drugs in the last week (in Reais) (N = 287) 50 (20; 150)
  1. Rio de Janeiro, 2006
  2. * IQR: Interquartile range. Denotes Quartile 1 (25%) and Quartile 3 (75%)