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Table 2 Sexual and HIV testing behaviours of the two subsamples from sample 1

From: Psychometric properties of the European Portuguese version of the Perceived Risk of HIV Scale in the general population and HIV-uninfected partners from sero-different couples

  Subsample 1
(n = 459)
Subsample 2
(n = 458)
Total sample 1
(N = 917)
Sexual behaviours
 Age at the first time of sexual intercourse (years), M (SD) 17.55 (4.31)a 16.95 (4.69)a 17.25 (4.51)a
Number of sexual partners during lifetime, n (%)
 None 17 (3.7) 25 (5.5) 42 (4.6)
 1 123 (26.8) 113 (24.7) 236 (25.7)
 2–5 215 (46.8) 207 (45.2) 422 (46.0)
  > 5 104 (22.7) 113 (24.7) 217 (23.7)
Number of sexual partners in the past 12 months, n (%)
 None 42 (9.2) 56 (12.2) 98 (10.7)
 1 – my regular partner 335 (73.0) 316 (69.0) 651 (71.0)
 1 – a occasional partner 19 (4.1) 23 (5.0) 42 (4.6)
 2–5 54 (11.8) 55 (12.0) 109 (11.9)
  > 5 9 (2.0) 8 (1.7) 17 (1.9)
Had sex in the past 3 months, n (%)
 Yes 377 (82.1) 358 (78.2) 735 (80.2)
 No 82 (17.9) 100 (21.8) 182 (19.8)
Number of sexual partners in the past 3 monthsb, n (%)
 1 – my regular partner 329 (87.3) 310 (86.6) 639 (86.9)
 1 – a occasional partner 21 (5.6) 17 (3.7) 38 (5.2)
 2–5 23 (6.1) 29 (6.3) 52 (7.1)
  > 5 4 (1.1) 2 (0.4) 6 (0.8)
Ever had sex with a condom in the past 3 monthsb, n (%)
 Yes 193 (51.2) 163 (45.5) 356 (48.4)
 No 184 (48.8) 196 (54.5) 379 (51.6)
Number of sexual partners with whom they had sex with a condom in the past 3 monthsc, n (%)
 1 – my regular partner 158 (81.9) 127 (77.9) 285 (80.1)
 1 – a occasional partner 23 (11.9) 23 (14.1) 46 (12.9)
 2–5 9 (4.7) 13 (8.0) 22 (6.2)
  > 5 3 (1.6) 0 (0.0) 3 (0.8)
Ever had condomless sex in the past 3 monthsb, n (%)
 Yes 279 (74.0) 295 (82.4) 574 (78.1)
 No 98 (26.0) 63 (17.6) 161 (21.9)
Number of sexual partners with whom they had condomless sex in the past 3 monthsd, n (%)
 1 – my regular partner 250 (89.6) 274 (92.9) 524 (91.3)
 1 – a occasional partner 17 (3.7) 5 (1.7) 22 (3.8)
 2–5 11 (2.4) 14 (4.7) 25 (4.4)
  > 5 1 (0.2) 2 (0.7) 3 (0.5)
Participated in group sex in the past 3 monthsb, n (%)
 Yes 1 (0.2) 3 (0.8) 4 (0.5)
 No 376 (99.7) 355 (99.2) 731 (99.5)
Ever received money/drugs for having sex, n (%)
 Yes 7 (1.5) 7 (1.5) 14 (1.5)
 No 452 (98.5) 451 (98.5) 903 (98.5)
HIV testing
 Ever tested for HIV, n (%)
  Yes 230 (50.1) 236 (51.5) 466 (50.8)
  No 229 (49.9) 222 (48.5) 451 (49.2)
 Tested for HIV in the last yeare, n (%)
  Yes 88 (38.3) 85 (36.0) 173 (37.1)
  No 142 (61.7) 151 (64.0) 293 (62.9)
  1. a Number of participants that reported not to have begun their sexual life: In the subsample 1, 16 (3.5%). In the subsample 2, 23 (5.0%). In the total sample, 39 (4.3%). Range (for those who have begun their sexual life): In the subsample 1, 12–32 years. In the subsample 2, 12–30 years. In the total sample, 12–32 years
  2. b Only for those participants who had had sex in the past 3 months
  3. c Only for those participants who had had sex with a condom in the past 3 months
  4. d Only for those participants who had had condomless sex in the past 3 months
  5. e Only for those participants who had ever been tested for HIV