Table 3

Prevalence of Sexual Risk Behaviors by gender

Male

(n = 371)

Female

(n = 321)

Total

(n = 692)


n

%

n

%

n

%

χ2

p


Ever had sex

137

36.9

91

28.3

228

32.9

5.732

0.019


Age of first sex

15.02

0.001


< 10

40

29.2

10

11.1

50

22.0


10-14

29

21.2

14

15.6

43

18.9


15-19

55

40.1

49

54.4

104

45.8


> 19

13

9.5

17

18.9

30

13.2


Mean age at first sex

14.06 (SD 4.19)

16.07 (SD 4.14)

14.85 (SD 4.28)

-3.54¶

0.000


Age of first partner

60.54

0.000


< 10

35

25.5

7

8.1

42

18.8


10-14

33

24.1

6

7.0

39

17.5


15-19

46

33.6

19

22.1

65

29.1


20-24

19

13.9

24

27.9

43

19.3


> 24

4

2.9

30

34.9

34

15.2


Mean age of first partner

14.61 (SD 5.05)

21.80 (SD 7.92)

17.38 (SD 7.21)

-8.28¶

0.000


Age difference in first partner

80.57

0.000


Partner younger than respondent

48

35.0

2

2.3

50

22.4


Partner same age as respondent

44

32.1

9

10.5

53

23.8


Partner 1-3 yrs older

32

23.4

25

29.1

57

25.6


Partner 4 or more yrs older

13

9.5

50

58.1

63

28.3


Condom used at first sex

11

8.0

8

8.8

19

8.3

0.04

1.000


Ever had sex seeking for care

6

1.6

33

10.3

39

5.6

24.28

0.000


Ever received money or gift for sex

3

0.8

22

6.9

25

3.6

18.05

0.000


Ever given money or gifts for sex

22

5.9

0

0.0

22

3.2

19.66

0.000


Number sex partners in the past 12 months

7.99

0.046


None

94

68.6

59

64.8

153

67.1


1

27

19.7

28

30.8

55

24.1


2

9

6.6

4

4.4

13

5.7


> = 3

7

5.1

0

0.0

7

3.1


Mean number sex partners in the past 12 months

0.49 (SD 0.86)

0.40 (SD 0.57)

0.45 (SD 0.76)

0.91¶

0.363


Condom used at last sex

20

14.6

10

11.0

30

13.2

0.43

0.549


Reasons of not using a condom at last sex

25.85

0.001


No HIV risk

35

30.7

15

18.8

50

25.8


Don't like them

6

5.3

6

7.5

12

6.2


Partner did not want to use it

3

2.6

6

7.5

9

4.6


Don't have them

16

14.0

8

10.0

24

12.4


Want children

2

1.8

2

2.5

4

2.1


Don't know condoms/AIDS

49

43.0

25

31.3

74

38.1


Raped/Forced

1

0.9

13

16.3

14

7.2


Other

2

1.8

5

6.3

7

3.6


Number sex partners lifetime

4.64

0.200


1

73

53.3

60

67.4

133

58.8


2

35

25.5

17

19.1

52

23.0


3

16

11.7

6

6.7

22

9.7


> = 4

13

9.5

6

6.7

19

8.4


Mean number sex partners lifetime

1.88 (SD 1.34)

1.55 (SD 0.98)

1.75 (SD 1.22)

1.97¶

0.049


Ever been pregnant or gotten a girl pregnant

4

2.9

53

58.2

57

25

89.27

0.000


Age when she first got pregnant/he got a girl pregnant

0.81

0.666


< 15

0

0.0

1

2.0

1

1.9


15-18

1

25.0

23

46.0

24

44.4


> 18

3

75.0

26

52.0

29

53.7


¶t value SD: Standard deviation

Ntaganira et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:225   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-225

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