Table 1

Sociodemographic and risk behaviour description of sample
Girls (n = 282) Boys (n = 190)
Currently datinga (n = 124) Currently non-datinga (n = 156) Currently datinga (n = 90) Currently non-datinga (n = 100)
Mean % (freq) Mean % (freq) p Mean % (freq) Mean % (freq) p
Age 14.23 13.94 0.041 14.28 14.18 0.266
SES (Live in a brick house) 54.0 (67) 66.5 (103) 0.092 65.2 (58) 67.0 (67) 0.844
Race Black 39.5 (49) 34.2 (53) 0.533 47.8 (43) 28.0 (28) 0.145
White 9.7 (12) 15.5 (24) 7.8 (7) 14.0 (14)
Coloured or Indian 50.8 (63) 50.3 (78) 44.4 (40) 58.0 (58)
Days absent 0.45 0.37 0.363 0.37 0.48 0.360
Ever repeated a school year 12.9 (16) 7.7 (12) 0.020 20.2 (18) 11.0 (11) 0.051
Problem drinking (past 3 months) 21.1 (26) 5.8 (9) 0.075 16.7 (15) 3.0 (3) 0.092
Drugb use (past 3 months) 7.4 (9) 1.9 (3) 0.173 9.1 (8) 4.0 (4) 0.267

aParticipants who had a partner at the time of the survey were classified as “Currently Dating” and those who had no partners were classified as “Currently Non-dating”.

bMarijuana and/or methamphetamine.

Gevers et al.

Gevers et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2013 13:31   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-13-31

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