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Table 3 Frequency of Sexual health outcomes by sex, among participants who ever had sexual intercourse, according to the survey (COSEMIL, FECOND and CSF surveys)

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

  COSEMIL survey COSEMIL survey FECOND survey CSF survey
Standardized by age on general population (18–49 years) General population restricted to age range18–49 years General population restricted to age range 18–49 years
Men Women p-value Men Women p-value Men Women p-value Men Women p-value
n = 1250 n = 232   n = 1217 n = 228   n = 2681 n = 4283   n = 4397 n = 5202  
Lifetime Sexually transmitted infections (STI) reported 3.4% 6.7% 0.03 2.9% 6.4% 0.02 4.9% 8.1% 0    
[2.3–4.9] [4.5–9.8] [1.9–4.4] [4.1–10.0] [4.1–5.9] [7.3–9.0]    
Lifetime abortion 13.6% 20.0% 0.002 14.2% 17.6% 0.24 11.1% 14.3% 0.003    
[10.1–17.9] [16.9–23.4] [9.9–19.9] [15.2–20.4] [9.9–12.6] [13.1–15.5]    
Lifetime experience of sexual assaulta             
 Forced sex 2% 11% < 0.001 3.1% 10.6% < 0.001     1.5% 7.4% < 0.001
[1.6–2.6] [7.3–16.3] [2.0–4.7] [7.5–14.6] [1.1–2.0] [6.5–8.3]
 Forced/attempted sex 3.4% 12.7% < 0.001 4.4% 12.1% < 0.001     4.8% 17.3% < 0.001
[2.5–4.5] [8.2–19.1] [3.3–5.9] [9.2–15.9] [4.1–5.7] [16.1–18.5]
 Sexual assault 5.1% 24.3% < 0.001 6.2% 22.6% 0.005     6.6% 21.7% < 0.001
[3.7–7.0] [17.4–32.9] [4.5–8.5] [12.0–38.3] [5.7–7.6] [20.4–23.0]
Sexual Dysfunction in the last 12 months 5.8% 15.5% 0.008 6.3% 14.5% 0.003 6.7% 12.1% < 0.001    
[4.4–7.8] [9.3–24.9] [4.5–8.9] [8.3–23.2] [5.6–7.9] [11.2–13.3]    
Sexual Dysfunction causing distress the last 12 months 5.3% 15.2% 0.006 5.6% 14.2% 0.003 3.6% 9.3% < 0.001    
[3.8–7.3] [9.0–24.6] [3.9–8.0] [8.3–23.2] [2.8–4.6] [8.4–10.2]    
Sexual Satisfaction 85.7% 86.9% 0.57 86.3% 87.9% 0.65 89.4% 88.7% 0.42    
[82.7–88.2] [82.5–90.4] [83.6–88.6] [79.8–93.0] [88.1–90.5] [87.6–89.7]    
  1. aLifetime experience of sexual assault is calculated among all males (n = 1268), since 2 of the 18 males who never had sex, reported having been the victims of sexual assault