Table 1

Characteristics of interview participants

Gender, n (%)
 Male5 (45)
 Female6 (56)
Age years
 Range25 to 47
 Mean (SD)33.8 (±6.4)
 Median34
Education, n (%) or years
 No formal education1 (9)
 Completed primary schooling*7 (64)
 Completed secondary schooling or above†3 (27)
 Mean years of education7.9
Occupation, n (%)
 Street vendor5 (46)
 Daily labour3 (27)
 Teacher1 (9)
 Unemployed2 (18)
Residence, n (%)
 Freetown9 (82)
 Western rural2 (18)
Religion, n (%)
 Christianity7 (64)
 Islam4 (36)
  • *6 years of primary school.

  • †6 years of secondary school.