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Table 1 High-risk sexual practices, according to gender

From: Gender-based differences in the high-risk sexual behaviours of young people aged 15-29 in Melilla (Spain): a cross-sectional study

  Total Females n (%) Males n (%) P valuea
Sexual relations with penetration     0.001
Yes 605 (67.2) 309 (59) 296 (78.7)
No 295 (32.8) 215 (41) 80 (21.3)
Condom use during the first sexual relation     0.767
Yes 475 (78.5) 241 (78) 234 (79.1)
No 130 (21.5) 62 (22) 62 (20.9)
Frequency of condom use:     0.475
Always 179 (29.8) 84 (27.5) 95 (32.3)
Most of the time 231 (38.5) 119 (33.9) 112 (38.1)
Rarely 153 (25.5) 81 (26.5) 72 (24.5)
Never 37 (6.2) 22 (7.2) 15 (5.1)
Number of sexual partners:     0.001
Only 1 171 (28.5) 116 (37.9) 55 (18.6)
2-4 200 (33.3) 106 (34.6) 94 (31.9)
5-7 93 (15.5) 42 (13.7) 51 (17.3)
8 or more 137 (22.8) 42 (13.7) 95 (32.2)
Sexual relations with casual partners:     0.001
Yes 290 (66.1) 107 (55.2) 183 (74.7)
No 149 (33.9) 87 (44.8) 62 (25.3)
Frequency of condom use with a casual partner:     0.212
Always 157 (53.8) 54 (49.1) 103 (56.6)
Most of the time 74 (25.3) 26 (23.6) 48 (26.4)
Rarely 46 (15.8) 22 (20.0) 24 (13.2)
Never 15 (5.1) 8 (7.3) 7 (3.8)
  1. a:using chi-square test.