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Table 1 Background characteristics of respondents.

From: Commercial sex work among university students: a case study of four public universities in Ghana

Variable N Percentage (%)
Age in years
< 18 5 5.0
18–24 82 82.0
25–31 10 10.0
> 31 3 3.0
Religion
Christian 78 78.0
Muslim 17 17.0
Other 5 5.0
Sex
Males 4 4.0
Females 96 96.0
Marital status
Married 13 13.0
Unmarried 80 80.0
Other 7 7.0
Nationality
Ghanaian 19 19.0
Nigerian 63 63.0
Liberian 15 15.0
Other Nationals 3 3.0
Primary care taker of respondents
Parents 58 58.0
Siblings 11 11.0
Partner 8 8.0
Self 17 17.0
Other 6 6.0
Student residential status
On campus university hostel 62 12.0
On campus rented private hostel 23 62.0
Off campus rented apartments 3 23.0
Other 12 3.0
Program of study
Humanities 65 65.0
Social Sciences 15 15.0
Health Sciences 4 4.0
Pure Sciences 10 10.0
Other 6 6.0
Level of study
Certificate 12 12.0
Diploma 6 6.0
Undergraduate 79 79.0
Postgraduate 3 3.0