Table 2

Description of number of dating partners and sexual partners
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 (SD) % (freq) Mean (SD) % (freq) p Mean (SD) % (freq) Mean (SD) % (freq) p
Number of dating partners ever had 0 0.0 (0) 44.5 (69) 0.000 0.0 (0) 23.0 (23) 0.014
1 22.2 (26) 25.2 (39) 18.4 (16) 26.0 (26)
2 or more 77.8 (91) 30.3 (47) 81.6 (71) 51.0 (51)
Total 1.78 (0.42) 0.86 (0.86) 0.000 1.82 (0.39) 1.28 (0.82) 0.004
Number of current dating partners 0 0.0 (0) 100.0 (156) - 0.0 (0) 100.0 (100) -
1 75.8 (94) 0.0 (0) 68.9 (62) 0.0 (0)
2 or more 24.2 (30) 0.0 (0) 31.1 (28) 0.0 (0)
Total 1.24 (0.43) 0 (−) - 1.31 (0.47) 0 (−) -
Number of sex partners in the past 3 months 0 58.8 (10) 87.5 (7) - 50.0 (17) 88.9 (16) -
1 41.2 (7) 12.5 (1) 29.4 (10) 11.1 (2)
2 or more 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 20.6 (7) 0.0 (0)
Total 0.20 (0.41) 0.05 (0.28) 0.193 0.47 (0.71) 0.06 (0.24) 0.006

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”.

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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