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Table 1 Characteristics of vocational school students with sexual experience according to gender

From: Correlates of STI testing among vocational school students in the Netherlands

  N = 501 % Boys
N = 281
% Girls
N = 220
%
Age - mean (SD)range 18.3 (2.1) 16-25   18.1 (1.7)   18.6 (2.4)  
Religion       
None 208 41.5 116 41.3 92 41.8
Christian 175 34.9 82 29.2 93 42.3
Muslim 87 17.4 64 22.8 23 10.5
Hindu 26 5.2 16 5.7 10 4.5
Other 5 1.0 3 1.1 2 0.9
Level of education1       
1+2 265 52.9 144 51.0 121 55.0
3+4 236 47.1 137 49.0 99 45.0
Program       
Health 105 21.0 15 5.3 90 40.9
Technical studies 103 20.6 100 35.6 3 1.4
Economics 92 18.4 35 12.5 57 25.9
Sports 79 15.8 61 21.7 18 8.2
ICT 2 68 13.6 65 23.1 3 1.4
Welfare 54 10.8 5 1.8 49 22.3
Ethnic background 3       
   Dutch 190 37.9 109 38.8 81 36.8
   Surinamese 80 16.0 41 14.6 39 17.7
   Antillean 61 12.2 25 8.9 36 16.4
   Turkish 52 10.4 40 14.2 12 5.5
   Cape Verdean 28 5.6 7 2.5 21 9.5
   Moroccan 23 4.6 19 6.8 4 1.8
   Other 'Western' 28 5.6 15 5.3 13 5.9
   Other 'non-Western' 39 7.8 25 8.9 14 6.4
  1. 1 The Dutch vocational school system has 4 levels of education, 1 is the lowest while 4 is the highest. Level 2 or more is required to qualify for a skilled job
  2. 2ICT = Information and Communication Technology
  3. 3Based on the definition of Statistics Netherlands: a person whose parents were both born in the Netherlands is classified as ethnic Dutch, a person of whom at least one parent was born abroad is classified with a non-Dutch ethnic background.