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Table 3 Premarital sexual experience by selected background characteristics

From: Premarital Sexual Behavior among male college students of Kathmandu, Nepal

  Premarital sex Total
  Yes No % Number
Age group     
15–19 34.6 65.4 100.0 205
20 and above 41.6 58.4 100.0 368
Level of education     
Intermediate 35.2 64.8 100.0 159
Undergraduate 39.8 60.2 100.0 309
Graduate degree 42.9 57.1 100.0 105
Marital status     
Married 32.8 67.2 100.0 67
Unmarried 39.9 60.1 100.0 506
District     
Outside Kathmandu valley 39.8 60.2 100.0 520
Kathmandu valley 32.1 67.9 100.0 53
Living arrangement     
With family 36.6 63.4 100.0 232
Alone 43.4 56.6 100.0 106
With friends 39.6 60.4 100.0 235
Attitude towards female virginity***     
Conservative 33.4 66.6 100.0 305
Liberal 45.5 54.5 100.0 268
Attitude towards male virginity***     
Conservative 30.0 70.0 100.0 290
Liberal 48.4 51.6 100.0 283
Family structure     
Joint family 39.6 60.4 100.0 139
Nuclear family 38.9 61.1 100.0 434
Religion*     
Non-Hindu 20.0 80.0 100.0 35
Hindu 40.3 59.7 100.0 538
Has a friend who has experienced premarital sex***     
No 14.9 85.1 100.0 268
Yes 60.3 39.7 100.0 305
Total 39.1 60.9 100.0 573
  1. Note: *** = p < .001, ** = p < .01, * = p < .05