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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of Vietnamese women trafficked for marriage to China

From: Trafficking of Vietnamese women and girls for marriage in China

  No. Percent
Age at the time of the interview
 < 15 2 3.9%
 15–17 13 25.5%
 18–24 21 41.2%
 25–34 12 23.5%
 > =35 3 5.9%
Educational level
 Primary (1–5 grade) 17 33.3%
 Secondary (6–8 grade) 17 33.3%
 Higher (10–11 grade) 3 5.9%
 No formal schooling 10 19.6%
 Missing 4 7.8%
Marital Status before leaving home
 Single, never married 24 49.0%
 Married, but not living with spouse 3 6.1%
 Married and living with spouse 15 30.6%
 Separated or divorced 4 8.2%
 Widowed 1 2.0%
 Missing 2 4.1%
 Children 19 63.3%
Employment prior to the trafficking experience
 Agriculture/farming/plantation 40 78.4%
 Animal farming 1 2.0%
 Car care 1 2.0%
 Construction 1 2.0%
 Factory work 1 2.0%
 Manicure/nail care/hair wash 1 2.0%
 Student 5 9.8%
 Not working 1 2.0%