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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics and sexual health indicators for sexually experienced youth (n = 1484)

From: Sexual dysfunction among youth: an overlooked sexual health concern

  Females n = 842 Males n = 642 p
Age    0.75
 15-19 years 45% 46%  
 20-24 years 55% 54%  
Relationship status    <0.001
 No partner 23% 36%  
 Non-cohabitating partner 45% 45%  
 Cohabitating partner 31% 18%  
Education level    0.03
 < High school graduation 45% 52%  
 High school graduation 35% 33%  
 > High school 20% 15%  
Professional situation    0.001
 Working 28.6% 41%  
 Student 58.3% 47%  
 Unemployed 10.2% 10%  
 Other 2.9% 1%  
Country of birth    0.28
 France 92.6% 94%  
 Foreign country 7% 6%  
Mean (SD) age at first sexual intercourse 16.5 (16.4-16.7) 15.8 (15.6-16.0) <0.001
Sexual orientation    0.21
 Heterosexual 96% 97%  
 Bisexual 3% 1%  
 Homosexual 1% 2%  
Mean (SD) number of lifetime partners 3.6 (3.3-3.9) 6.4 (5.7-7.0) <0.001
Nr of partners last 12 months.    <0.001
 1 partner 73% 59%  
 2 to 4 partners 23% 33%  
 5+ partners 2% 5%  
 Missing 1% 2%  
Ever unintended pregnancy 11% 8% 0.18
STI in the last 5 years 5% 2% 0.001
Forced sex last 12 months 3% 4% 0.25
Satisfaction with sexual life    0.02
 Very satisfied 59% 51%  
 Rather satisfied 34% 42%  
 Little satisfied 5% 6%  
 Not satisfied at all 2% 2%  
Frequency of sexual acts last 4 weeks    0.11
 No acts 17% 23%  
 1-4 acts 27% 24%  
 5-9 acts 17% 15%  
 10+ acts 39% 39%