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Table 3 Pattern of sexual behavior among secondary school students by gender

From: Sexual behavior and experience of sexual coercion among secondary school students in three states in North Eastern Nigeria

Variable Male (N = 327) Female (N = 297) Total (N = 624) %
Ever had girl/boyfriend 140 (43%) 175 (59%) 315 (51%)
Had ever had sex 63 (19%) 18 (6%) 81 (13%)
Frequency of sex in last three months (N = 63) (N = 18)  
   None 11 (17%) 0 11 (14%)
   Once 15 (24%) 6 (33%) 21 (12%)
   Two or more times 37 (59) 12 (67%) 59 (74)
Number of partners in last three months (N = 52) (N = 18)  
   One 19 (37%) 11 (61%) 30 (43%)
   Two or more 23 (44%) 3 (17%) 26 (37%)
   None 10 (9%) 4 (22%) 14 (23%)
Used a condom a condom at last sex* 10 (16%) 5 (28%) 15 (24%)
Had ever become pregnant or made someone pregnant* 6 (10%) 6 (33%) 12 (15%)
  1. * These refer to those who are sexually active