Table 2: Risk attitude distribution according to gender

 

 

Male Students

Female Students

Total Students

P value

No

%

No

%

No

%

 

A. Number of partners in the previous three months

0

108

31.3

95

27.9

203

29.6

0,5968

1

160

46.4

223

65.6

383

55.9

<0,0001

≥2

77

22.3

22

6.5

99

14.5

0,0942

Total

345

100

340

100

685

100

 

B. Condoms use

In all sexual encounters

212

61.4

164

48.2

376

54.9

<0.0001

In some sexual encounters

119

34.5

143

42.1

262

38.2

0.2084

Do not use condoms

14

4.1

33

9.7

47

6.9

0.5182

Total

345

100

340

100

685

100

 

C. Use Condom with

Occasional partner

65

18.8

80

23.5

145

21.2

0.4924

Regular partner

57

16.5

138

40.6

195

28.4

<0.0001

All partners

223

64.6

122

35.9

345

50.4

<0.0001

Total

345

100

340

100

685

100

 

 

The table shows the risk attitude of  students. About 14.5% of youths reported having more than two partners; 55.9% had one partner and 29.6% did not have any sexual intercourse within the previous three months. On condom use, 6.9% of them did not use condoms while 38.2% had never used condoms. The majority of  the students (54.9%) used condoms in all sexual encounters. There was a gender difference in condom usage, 9.7% of female students vs. 4.1% of male students did not use condoms while 42.1% of  the former vs. 34.5% of latter did not use condoms. The risk attitude is high. 21.2% and 28.4% for occasional and usual partners respectively and only 50.4% use condoms with their sexual partners.