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Table 1 Characteristics of sexually experienced, female VCT and reproductive health clients aged 15–24, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 2004

From: Age differences at sexual debut and subsequent reproductive health: Is there a link?

Age difference between respondent and first sexual partner % (n)
   ≤ 4 years 65.3 (391)
   5 years to 9 years 27.6 (165)
   ≥ 10 years 7.2 (43)
Diagnosed with an STI in past 12 months* 12.5 (75)
Used a family planning method at last sex 42.2 (253)
Has ever been pregnant 56.9 (341)
Clinic type  
   Women's reproductive health 24.9 (149)
   Youth center 75.1 (450)
Age of sexual initiation  
   ≤ 14 19.5(117)
   15–17 52.4 (314)
   ≥ 18 28.1 (168)
Years since sexual initiation  
   0–2 29.2 (175)
   3–5 39.6 (237)
   ≥ 6 31.2 (187)
Socioeconomic status  
   Highest 18.4 (110)
   Middle 35.6 (213)
   Lowest 46.1 (276)
Religion*  
   Catholic 51.6 (309)
   Protestant 33.6 (201)
   Other 13.5 (81)
Employed* 18.5 (111)
Current age  
   15–18 22.9 (137)
   19–22 50.1 (300)
   23–24 55.9 (162)
Relationship status*  
   Not in union 42.7 (256)
   In union 55.9 (335)
Highest level of education completed*  
   Primary 13.2 (79)
   Secondary 76.3 (457)
   Higher 7.4 (44)
  1. Notes: n = 599. *The following variables were missing data (n in parentheses): STI (81); religion (8); employment status (2); relationship status (8); and education (19).