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Table 2 Reported sexual risk behaviour by gender

From: Predictors of sexual risk behaviour among adolescents from welfare institutions in Malaysia: a cross sectional study

Characteristics Overall (N = 1082)
N %
Male (N = 483)
N %
Female (N = 599)
N %
Sexual debut    
  Early 458 (76.0) 162 (71.4) 296 (78.7)
  Late 145 (24.0) 65 (28.6) 80 (21.3)
No. of lifetime sexual partners    
  One partner 211 (35.6) 57 (26.5) 154 (40.8)
  More than one 381 (64.4) 158 (73.5) 223 (59.2)
Contraception use    
  Yes 520 (81.3) 211 (84.4) 309 (79.2)
  No 120 (18.8) 39 (15.6) 81 (20.8)
High-risk sexual partner    
  Yes 187 (30.2) 89 (36.9) 98 (25.9)
  No 433 (69.8) 152 (63.1) 281 (74.1)
History of STI    
  Yes 50 (8.6) 27 (12.3) 23 (6.3)
  No 534 (91.4) 193 (87.7) 341 (93.7)
  1. Note: Percentages are calculated based on number of respondents who completed the item on sexual initiation