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Table 2 Sexual behaviors of 18 to 30 year olds in PSJM sample (n = 574)

From: Sexual behavior and drug consumption among young adults in a shantytown in Lima, Peru

  Men Women p*
  % n % n  
Ever had sex 79.4 312 65.5 262 < 0.001
Age of sexual debut mean (SD) 16.9 (2.4) 18.4 (2.5) < 0.001
Ever had sex with      
Casual partner 27.2 85 1.9 5 < 0.001
Sex worker 14.1 44 - - -
Same sex person 1.6 5 - - -
Last year had sex with      
Casual partner 23.4 73 1.5 4 < 0.001
Sex worker 6.7 21 - - -
Same sex person 1.3 4 - - -
Sex under alcohol influence with casual partners, FSW or SSP £ 12.2 38 0.8 2 < 0.001
Sex under drug influence with casual partners, FSW or SSP 2.2 7 - - -
Number of sexual partners (reporting mean, SD)      
Last 3 months 1.5 (2.0) 1.0 (0.1) < 0.001
Last year 2.2 (3.1) 1.1 (0.4) < 0.001
Lifetime 5.2 (12.1) 1.5 (1.0) < 0.001
Number of casual partners last year 3.2 (5.2) 1.3 (0.5) 0.076
Number of FSW last year 2.0 (1.5) - -
Unprotected sex (non-condom use)      
At last sexual intercourse 51.3 160 70.2 184 < 0.001
At last intercourse with casual partner 27.1 23 40.0 2 0.530
At last intercourse with FSW 4.6 2 - - -
Always condom use      
Casual partner 44.7 38 40.0 2 0.837
Sex worker 84.1 37 - - -
  1. n: Number of participants
  2. *chi square/kruskal-wallis
  3. £ SSP: same sex partner