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Table 5 Risk perception of newly identified sexually active individuals in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (N = 223)

From: Who is sexually active? Using a multi-component sexual activity profile (MSAP) to explore, identify and describe sexually-active high-school students in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Sample Group Variable Overall % N = 223 Adj. % Male % N = 75 Adj. % Female % N = 148 Adj. % Adj. p
Risk Perception No Risk 33.2 (66/199) 32,4 28.6 (18/63) 31,9 35.3 (48/136) 33,9 0.838
Low Risk 16.6 (33/199) 16,9 19.0 (12/63) 17,3 15.4 (21/136) 15,8 0.818
Some Risk 10.6 (21/199) 10,6 15.9 (10/63) 15,3 8.1 (11/136) 8,5 0.002
High Risk 39.7 (79/199) 40,1 36.5 (23/63) 35,4 41.2 (56/136) 41,9 0.522
  1. Significant p-values ( ≤ 0.05) are set in bold