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Table 2 Sexual behaviors and perception of HIV risk of sexually experienced respondents by age (N = 339)

From: HIV sexual risk behaviors and perception of risk among college students: implications for planning interventions

Categories Age group p-value
  0-19 Years
(n = 96)
20-29 Years
(n = 164)
30 Years and Above (n = 48)  
Age at sexual debut     
14 or less 33.0 27.2 14.3  
15-18 56.0 60.1 76.2 0.20
19 and above 11.0 12.7 11.7  
Frequency of sexual intercourse in last 30 days     
0 39.1 32.2 27.1  
Once 8.2 12.8 6.3  
2-3 times 17.3 9.4 16.7 0.15
4-9 times 17.3 23.3 31.3  
10-19 times 9.1 12.2 14.6  
20 or more times 9.1 10.0 4.2  
Number of male sexual partners in the past 3 months     
Male students     
1 83.3 78.9 100.0 0.67
2 or more 16.7 21.2 0  
Female students     
1 68.8 73.2 96.4 0.02
2 or more 31.3 26.8 3.6  
Number of female sexual partners in the past 3 months     
Male students     
1 63.6 52.0 71.4 0.60
2 or more 36.4 48.0 28.6  
Female students     
1 54.5 55.0 75.0 0.75
2 or more 45.5 45.0 25.0  
Condom use during last sexual intercourse     
Yes 51.5 39.0 25.0 0.01
No 48.5 61.0 75.0  
Condom use during sexual intercourse in last 30 days     
Never/Rarely 42.3 55.8 78.4  
Sometimes/Most of the time 21.8 24.0 8.1 0.002
Always 35.9 20.2 13.5  
Alcohol and/or drug use during last sexual intercourse     
Yes 14.6 13.8 4.9 0.26
No 85.4 86.2 95.1  
Perceived chances of HIV infection     
No Chance 57.9 48.1 54.0  
Moderate Chance 25.4 30.9 32.0 0.35
Good Chance 4.4 8.3 4.0  
Already Infected 0.9 0 0  
Don't Know/No Response 11.4 12.7 10.0