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Table 3 Sexual behavior characteristics

From: Informing HIV prevention efforts targeting Liberian youth: a study using the PLACE method in Liberia

  Males n=491   Females n=499  
  (%) 95%CI (%) 95% CI
Sexually active 86.0 83.1-88.8 91.1 88.7-93.5
Age at first sex     
<14 13.0   19.2  
14-29 83.3   80.0  
20-25 3.7   0.8  
Mean 15.7   15.2  
First sex partner 10 years or older 5.9   11.2  
First sex forced 5.9   19.6  
Ever given money for sex 56.2   8.4  
Ever received money for sex 12.8   71.1  
Sexual Activity last 4 weeks     
 Had new sex partner in last four weeks 73.9 70.0-77.8 83.2 79.9-86.5
 More than 1 sex partner in last 4 weeks 76.4 72.6-80.1 81.4 77.9-84.8
 Of these, used condom last sex act 44.4 40.0-48.8 50.9 46.5-55.3
Sex Rate Among All1     
 High (≥1 new or >2 partners in last 4 weeks) 71.5 67.7-75.2 79.6 76.2-82.9
 Moderate (1 new or ≥2 partners in last 12 months) 9.6 7.2-12.1 7.8 5.6-10.1
 Low (≤1 partner in last 12 months) 4.9 3.1-6.7 3.6 2.1-5.2
 No Sex 12.4 9.7-15.1 5.8 3.9-7.8
Used Condom last sex 56.2 1.8-60.6 59.1 54.8-63.4
Men ever had sex with men2 1.2   xx  
Last sex partner 10 years or older 4.3   20.4  
Ever pregnant xx   53.7  
Currently pregnant xx   5.4  
  1. 1 = n = 571 males and n = 548 females; 2n = 571 males.