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Table 2 Motives for men and women to have sexual relations with casual partners

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 Males P valuea
Opportunity:     0.001
Highly determining 144 (49.3) 28 (25.5) 116 (63.7)
Fairly determining 95 (32.5) 42 (38.2) 53 (29.1)
Slightly determining 31 (10.6) 25 (22.7) 6 (3.3)
Not determining 22 (7.5) 15 (13.6) 7 (3.8)
Interest in knowing the other person:     0.015
Highly determining 61 (21) 17 (15.5) 44 (24.3)
Fairly determining 91 (31.3) 31 (28.2) 60 (33.1)
Slightly determining 77 (26.5) 33 (30) 44 (24.3)
Not determining 62 (21.3) 29 (26.4) 33 (18.2)
Physical attraction:     0.835
Highly determining 194 (66.9) 71 (64.5) 123 (68.3)
Fairly determining 78 (26.9) 64.5 (31.8) 43 (23.9)
Slightly determining 13 (4.5) 3 (2.7) 10 (5.6)
Not determining 5 (1.7) 1 (0.9) 4 (2.2)
Physical excitement:     0.056
Highly determining 167 (57.2) 54 (49.1) 113 (62.1)
Fairly determining 97 (33.2) 43 (39.1) 54 (29.7)
Slightly determining 13 (4.5) 6 (5.5) 7 (3.8)
Not determining 15 (5.1) 7 (6.4) 8 (4.4)
Alcohol consumption:     0.227
Highly determining 38 (13.1) 9 (8.2) 29 (16)
Fairly determining 69 (23.7) 25 (22.7) 44 (24.3)
Slightly determining 64 (22) 32 (29.1) 32 (17.7)
Not determining 120 (41.2) 44 (40) 76 (42)
Drug consumption:     0.059
Highly determining 20 (6.9) 4 (3.6) 16 (8.8)
Fairly determining 15 (5.2) 5 (4.5) 10 (5.5)
Slightly determining 23 (7.9) 8 (7.3) 15 (8.3)
Not determining 233 (80.1) 93 (84.5) 140 (77.3)
  1. a:using the Mann-Whitney U Test.