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Table 1 Background characteristics of boatmen by groups

From: An assessment of vulnerability to HIV infection of boatmen in Teknaf, Bangladesh

Variables Deep Sea boatmen
n = 300
Day long fishing boatmen
n = 104
P- value Non-fishing boatmen
n = 29
Total
Age in years
18 – 24 39.3 37.5   48.3 39.05
25–34 38.3 48.4   34.5 40.4
35+ 22.3 14.4 0.120 17.2 20.1
Mean ± SD 28.1 ± 8.6 26.2 ± 5.9   26.1 ± 10.6  
Marital status      
Married 66.0 70.2   48.3 65.8
Single 34.0 29.8 0.433 51.7 34.2
Education in years      
No formal education 76.0 66.3   65.5 73.0
1–5 grade [primary] 19.0 30.8   31.0 22.6
6–9 grade [secondary] 5.0 2.9 0.037 3.4 4.4
Activities as boatmen      
Pilot 30.7 12.5   51.7 27.3
Helper 26.0 12.5   48.3 24.2
Fishermen 27.0 62.5   0 33.7
Engine man 16.3 12.5 0.000 0 14.8
Monthly income in Taka      
< US$ 44 13.3 22.1   58.6 18.5
US$ 44–59 39.3 61.5   34.5 62.8
US$ 59+ 47.3 16.3 0.000 6.9 18.7
Mean ± SD 69 ± 34 52 ± 17   39 ± 24