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Table 2 Ability to suggest safer sex. Descriptive statistics for the variable ability to suggest safer sex

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 Yes No Can’t /don’t want to answer
n % (CI) n %* (CI) n % (CI)
Gender a
(n = 5719)
 Male 1717 89 [87.4–90.6] 87 5 [4.3–6.7] 96 6 [4.5–6.8]
 Female 3473 90 [88.4–90.9] 172 5 [4.0–5.7] 174 5 [4.7–6.6]
 Non-binary gender 45 78 [61.8–88.1] 2 5 [0.9–25.3] 10 17 [8.5–31.1]
Transgender experience b
(n = 5744)
 Yes 43 76 [56.8–88.0] 6 10 [3.0–29.6] 6 14 [5.5–32.1]
 No 5165 89 [88.4–90.4] 255 5 [4.3–5.7] 272 6 [4.9–6.4]
Sexual identity*** c
(n = 5599)
 Heterosexual 4510 90 [89.7–91.7] 199 5 [3.9–5.3] 190 5 [4.0–5.5]
 Bisexual 300 84 [78.0–88.1] 27 9 [6.2–14.4] 23 7 [4.1–11.2]
 Homosexual 72 78 [68.6–84.8] 5 4 [1.5–9.7] 26 18 [12.0–26.9]
 I don’t usually categorize myself sexually 210 83 [76.2–88.3] 18 6 [3.3–10.0] 19 11 [6.8–17.8]
Economy*** d
(n = 5657)
 Very good or sufficient 4438 90 [89.3–91.4] 204 5 [4.1–5.6] 204 5 [4.2–5.7]
 Not very good or insufficient 700 85 [82.2–88.1] 51 6 [4.6–8.8] 60 8 [6.2–10.8]
Birth country/region*** e
(n = 5776)
 Born in Sweden 4823 90 [89.4–91.3] 31 8 [5.5–11.2] 37 9 [6.7,12.9]
 Born outside Sweden 412 83 [78.5–86.3] 230 5 [4.0–5.3] 243 5 [4.4,5.8]
Social welfare recipiency* f
(n = 5692)
 No 5070 90 [88.8–90.7] 247 5 [4.3–5.7] 259 5 [4.6–6.0]
 Yes 94 82 [72.6–88.0] 10 7 [3.6–14.3] 12 11 [6.3–19.1]
  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