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Table 2 Sexual behavior of the study population, Germany 2010-2012

From: Sexual behavior and factors associated with young age at first intercourse and HPV vaccine uptake among young women in Germany: implications for HPV vaccination policies

  Proportion of women (n = 823)
Variable/Category n/N % (95% CI)
Living in a partnership 604/822 73.5 (70.3-76.5)
Age at first intercourse (years)
 No sexual intercourse 38/823 4.6 (3.2-6.1)
 < 13 8/823 1.0 (0.3-1.6)
 13 30/823 3.6 (2.4-4.9)
 14 104/823 12.6 (10.4-14.9)
 15 155/823 18.8 (16.2-21.5)
 16 149/823 18.1 (15.5-20.7)
 17 125/823 15.2 (12.7-17.6)
 ≥18 214/823 26.0 (23.0-29.0)
Lifetime no. of sexual partners
 0 38/819 4.6 (3.2-6.1)
 1 265/819 19.6 (16.9-22.4)
 2-3 264/819 24.4 (21.5-27.4)
 4-6 169/819 26.2 (23.2-29.3)
  ≥ 7 83/819 25.0 (22.1-28.0)
Median lifetime no. of partners (IQB) 819 4 (2–7)
 Mean (SD; range)   5.2 (6.1;0–80)
Recent sexual partners 1
 0 72/820 8.8 (6.8-10.7)
 1 571/820 69.6 (66.5-72.8)
  ≥ 2 177/820 21.6 (18.8-24.4)
Bisexual experience 37/786 4.7 (3.2-6.2)
Any contraceptive use (ever) 763/823 92.7 (90.1-94.5)
Contraceptive method
 Pill (ever) 734/823 89.2 (87.1-91.3)
 Pill (current use1) 416/823 50.6 (47.1-54.0)
 Condoms (ever) 568/823 69.0 (65.8-72.2)
 Condom use during ONS 660/817 80.8 (77.9-83.4)
 Vaginal ring (ever) 89/823 10.8 (8.7-12.9)
 Implant (ever) 12/823 1.5 (0.6-2.3)
History of genital warts 19/801 2.4 (1.3-3.4)
Ever pregnant 70/821 8.5 (6.6-10.4)
Delivery of a child 46/817 5.6 (4.0-7.2)
  1. IQB interquartile bounds; SD standard deviation; 95% CI 95% confidence.
  2. Interval; 1 in the past 12 months.