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Table 1 Characteristics of respondents

From: Sex knowledge, attitudes, and high-risk sexual behaviors among unmarried youth in Hong Kong

Variable Male Female Total Chi-square or T tests
N 594 532 1126  
Mean age (M ± SD) 22.30 ± 2.90 22.09 ± 2.87 22.20 ± 2.89 1.20
Age group     0.54
  18-21 44.2 45.9 45.0  
  22-24 27.5 27.6 27.5  
  25-27 28.3 26.5 27.4  
Immigration status     1.27
  Hong Kong 82.8 80.2 81.5  
  Non-Hong Kong 17.2 19.8 18.5  
Education     13.40**
  Junior high or lower 37.0 27.4 32.3  
  Senior high 36.1 44.9 40.1  
  College or higher 26.9 27.7 27.2  
Current school status     0.74
  In school 36.3 38.8 37.4  
  Out of school 63.7 60.9 62.6  
Marital status of parents     0.37
  Married 80.4 81.0 80.6  
  Divorced 11.5 11.9 11.7  
  Deceased 8.1 7.2 7.7  
Family life satisfaction     12.76**
  Very satisfied 47.8 51.3 49.5  
  Satisfied 17.3 22.6 19.8  
  Less than satisfied 34.9 26.1 30.7  
  1. **p < .01.