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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics of French servicemen and women included in COSEMIL survey who have ever had sexual intercourse (n = 1482)

From: Sexual health in the French military: a multidimensional and gendered perspective

  Men Women
n % n % p-value
Age 25 years 232 19.1 55 17.8 0.0004
25–29 years 259 23.6 68 36.6  
30–39 years 470 32.2 84 31.1  
40 + years 289 25.1 25 14.5  
Current partner Yes 1040 82.6 189 82.0 0.86
No 210 17.4 43 18.0  
Marital Status Married 536 38.9 61 25.3 0.002
(PACS) Civil union 142 12.1 37 20.7  
Single 511 44.8 120 48.1  
Divorced 51 4.1 13 5.8  
Widowed 2 0.1 0   
Level of education No diploma or primary school 46 3.6 5 3.2 0.03
<High school 483 38.7 64 26.8  
High school graduation 464 34.7 114 46.1  
Bachelor’s 190 16.7 38 19.0  
Graduate degree 65 6.4 10 4.9  
Place of birth Mainland France 1091 86.8 202 88.6 0.67
Overseas France 114 9.7 23 8.0  
Foreign country 45 3.6 7 3.4  
Number of children 0 545 44.8 140 62.5 0.001
1 232 17.7 38 13.3  
2 318 23.9 45 20.0  
> = 3 153 13.6 9 4.2  
Military branch Army 572 61.6 73 39.6 < 0.001
Air force 375 18.4 97 43.6  
Navy 303 20.0 62 16.8  
Military rank Officer 117 12.2 14 6.3 0.002
Noncommissioned Officer 584 45.1 99 46.8  
Enlisted personnel 549 42.8 119 46.9  
Length of service <=5 years 298 26.1 67 28.5 0.0003
5–15 years 461 34.9 115 46.5  
15–25 years 356 27.0 43 22.8  
>  25 years 131 12.1 7 2.2  
Military status Military carrier 474 37.7 48 21.9 < 0.001
Under contract 775 62.3 184 78.1