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Table 4 Perception of risk getting STIs and HIV among sexually experienced adolescents (N=483)

From: Risk perceptions of STIs/HIV and sexual risk behaviours among sexually experienced adolescents in the Northern part of Lao PDR

Perception Male (n = 245) Female (n = 238) Total (n = 483) P value
N % n % N %
Afraid of getting STIs        0.362
 Not afraid at all 20 8.2 27 11.3 47 9.7  
 Afraid a little 8 3.3 5 2.1 13 2.7  
 Afraid somewhat 15 6.1 9 3.8 24 4.9  
 Afraid a lot 202 82.4 197 82.8 399 82.1  
Perception of getting STIs        0.001
 No risk 154 62.9 124 52.1 278 57.2  
 Low risk 49 20.0 34 14.3 83 17.1  
 Medium risk 22 9.0 41 17.2 63 13  
 High risk 20 8.2 39 16.4 59 12.1  
Afraid of getting HIV/AIDS        0.581
 Afraid at all 21 8.6 25 10.5 46 9.5  
 Afraid a little 4 1.6 6 2.5 10 2.1  
 Afraid somewhat 5 2.0 8 3.4 13 2.7  
 Afraid a lot 215 87.8 199 83.6 414 85.2  
Perception of getting HIV/AIDS        0.004
 No risk 155 63.3 127 53.4 282 58.4  
 Low risk 46 18.8 35 14.7 81 16.8  
 Medium risk 24 9.8 37 15.5 61 12.6  
 High risk 20 8.2 39 16.4 59 12.2