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Table 1 Having control over one’s life. Descriptive statistics for the variable control over one’s life

From: Analysing intersecting social resources in young people’s ability to suggest safer sex - results from a national population-based survey in Sweden

Social group Agree Disagree Unsure
n % (CI) n %* (CI) n % (CI)
Gender*** a
(n = 7459)
 Male 1959 70 [68.3–72.1] 272 12 [10.3–13.1] 458 18 [16.5–19.8]
 Female 3035 63 [60.9–64.2] 559 13 [12.2–14.5] 1090 24 [22.7–25.6]
 Non-binary gender 30 41 [29.7–53.6] 25 25 [16.6–36.2] 31 34 [23.6–45.5]
Transgender experience*** b
(n = 7415)
 Yes 22 30 [18.9–44.5] 25 41 [27.6–54.7] 22 29 [18.8–42.8]
 No 4978 67 [65.3–67.9] 825 12 [11.4–13.3] 1543 21 [20.0–22.2]
Sexual identity*** c
(n = 7109)
 Heterosexual 4411 70 [68.6–71.3] 581 11 [9.7–11.6] 1206 20 [18.4–20.7]
 Bisexual 184 43 [37.8–48.9] 105 26 [21.2–31.2] 134 31 [26.0–36.1]
 Homosexual 73 56 [42.2–61.0] 26 23 [15.6–32.6] 37 25 [18.1–34.2]
 I don’t usually categorize myself sexually 197 55 [49.0–61.3] 63 17 [13.2–22.2] 92 28 [22.2–33.5]
Economy*** d
(n = 7224)
 Very good or sufficient 4481 71 [70.0–72.6] 558 10 [8.6–10.3] 1225 19 [18.2–20.5]
 Not very good or insufficient 418 42 [38.4–45.6] 254 28 [25–31.9] 288 30 [26.4–33.2]
Birth country/region e
(n = 7459)
 Born in Sweden 4571 67 [65.3–67.9] 761 13 [11.5–13.5] 1421 21 [19.8–22.0]
 Born outside Sweden 453 64 [59.7–67.5] 95 13 [10.8–16.3] 158 23 [19.7–26.6]
Social welfare recipiency*** f
(n = 7341)
 No 4892 67 [65.7–68.2] 806 12 [11.3–13.1] 1517 21 [19.8–22.0]
 Yes 51 42 [32.8–51.3] 36 27 [19.8–36.3] 39 31 [22.9–40.2]
  1. ***p < 0.001, **p < 0.01, *p < 0.05
  2. aGender: Self-reported variable
  3. bTransgender experience: Self-reported variable
  4. cSexual identity: Self-reported variable. The five alternatives: heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, I don’t usually categorize myself sexually were limited to four, since those who answered: I don’t know and other were removed from the analysis
  5. dEconomy: Self-reported variable. The alternatives: very good, fairly good, not very good, or not good at all were grouped into two categories
  6. eForeign-born: Register variable from Statistics Sweden. The categories for birth country and birth region follow Statistics Sweden’s alternatives: Sweden, the Nordic countries except Sweden, Europe except the Nordic countries, Africa, Asia, North America, South America
  7. fSocial welfare recipiency: Register variable from Statistics Sweden