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Table 2 Sex-related knowledge and attitudes toward high-risk sexual behaviors among unmarried youth in Hong Kong

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

Knowledge and attitudes Male (n = 594) Female (n = 532) Total (n = 1126) Chi-square or T tests
Sex-related knowledge (M ± SD) 10.15 ± 2.17 9.98 ± 2.51 10.06 ± 2.36 1.17
  Contraception (M ± SD) 3.09 ± 1.06 3.06 ±1.13 3.07 ±1.10 0.59
  Sexually transmitted disease (M ± SD) 3.46 ± 0.83 3.39 ± 0.98 3.43 ± 0.91 1.36
  HIV/STI transmission (M ± SD) 3.56 ± 0.81 3.54 ± 0.88 3.55 ± 0.84 0.39
Attitudes toward premarital sex     29.95***
  Accept 69.5 57.3 63.8  
  Neutral 20.4 21.2 20.8  
  Not accept 10.1 21.4 15.5  
Attitudes toward any kinds of sexual activities that are mutually agreed upon     32.20***
  Accept 61.1 45.9 53.9  
  Neutral 20.5 22.7 21.6  
  Not accept 18.4 31.4 24.5  
Attitudes toward premarital pregnancy     13.79**
  Accept 52.5 43.6 48.3  
  Neutral 19.4 18.0 18.7  
  Not accept 28.1 38.3 32.9  
Attitudes toward compensated dating with sex     95.16***
  Accept 24.6 7.3 16.4  
  Neutral 20.4 11.1 16.0  
  Not accept 55.1 81.6 67.6  
Attitudes toward multiple sex partners     89.63***
  Accept 33.2 13.3 23.8  
  Neutral 20.2 13.0 16.8  
  Not accept 46.6 73.7 59.4  
  1. **p < .01 ***p < .001.