Table 3

Comparisons of currently dating and non-dating adolescentssexual behaviour
Girls Boys
Total (n = 282) Currently datinga (n = 124) Currently non-datinga (n = 156) Total (n = 190) Currently datinga (n = 90) Currently non-datinga (n = 100)
% (freq) % (freq) % (freq) p % (freq) % (freq) % (freq) p
Kiss Past 3 months 45.0 (126) 78.2 (97) 18.6 (29) 0.000 65.8 (125) 88.9 (80) 45.0 (45) 0.000
Ever 71.4 (200) 91.1 (113) 55.1 (86) 0.000 88.4 (168) 98.9 (89) 79.0 (79) 0.001
Light petting Past 3 months 12.8 (36) 22.6 (28) 4.5 (7) 0.000 23.3 (44) 36.0 (32) 12.0 (12) 0.003
Ever 29.4 (82) 42.3 (52) 18.2 (28) 0.000 45.2 (85) 55.1 (49) 36.4 (36) 0.028
Heavy petting Past 3 months 6.4 (18) 8.9 (11) 3.8 (6) 0.139 10.6 (20) 21.3 (19) 1.0 (1) 0.001
Ever 11.8 (33) 18.9 (23) 5.8 (9) 0.021 19.5 (37) 33.3 (30) 7.0 (7) 0.000
Oral sex Past 3 months 2.8 (8) 6.5 (8) 0.0 (0) 0.002 4.8 (9) 7.8 (7) 2.0 (2) 0.061
Ever 3.9 (11) 8.1 (10) 0.6 (1) 0.007 13.8 (26) 20.2 (18) 8.1 (8) 0.011
Vaginal sex Past 3 months 4.6 (13) 9.8 (12) 0.6 (1) 0.002 10.5 (20) 21.1 (19) 1.0 (1) 0.003
Ever 9.3 (26) 16.4 (20) 3.8 (6) 0.005 30.0 (57) 43.3 (39) 18.0 (18) 0.005
Anal sex Past 3 months 1.1 (3) 2.4 (3) 0.0 (0) 0.085 7.4 (14) 13.3 (12) 2.0 (2) 0.007
Ever 1.4 (4) 3.3 (4) 0.0 (0) 0.037 10.5 (20) 15.6 (14) 6.0 (6) 0.010
Any penetrative sexb Past 3 months 6.4 (18) 13.8 (17) 0.6 (1) 0.001 16.9 (32) 31.1 (28) 4.0 (4) 0.000
Ever 11.8 (33) 21.1 (26) 4.5 (7) 0.002 34.0 (64) 49.4 (44) 20.2 (20) 0.002
Alcohol use during sex (past 3 months)c Participant 7.7 (1) 8.3 (1) 0.0 (0) 0.770 29.6 (8) 29.2 (7) 33.3 (1) 0.885
Partner 20.0 (3) 21.4 (3) 0.0 (0) 0.678 25.0 (7) 19.2 (5) 100 (2) 0.017
Either 15.8 (3) 16.7 (3) 0.0 (0) 0.704 33.3 (11) 32.1 (9) 40.0 (2) 0.754
Drugd use during sex (past 3 months) c Participant 5.3 (1) 5.6 (1) 0.0 (0) 0.803 15.2 (5) 14.3 (4) 20.0 (1) 0.755
Partner 15.8 (3) 16.7 (3) 0.0 (0) 0.504 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) -
Either 15.8 (3) 16.7 (3) 0.0 (0) 0.504 15.2 (5) 14.3 (4) 20.0 (1) 0.755
Any substancee use during sex (past 3 months) c 21.1 (4) 22.2 (4) 0.0 (0) 0.597 33.3 (11) 32.1 (9) 40.0 (2) 0.754

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”.

bOral, vaginal, or anal sex.

cOnly students who reported that they had penetrative sex in the past 3 months were eligible to respond to these variables.

dMarijuana and/or methamphetamine.

eAlcohol, marijuana, and/or methamphetamine.

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

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