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Table 2 Sexual risk behaviours among adolescent girls who reported to ever had sex in their lives

From: Teenage pregnancy rates and associations with other health risk behaviours: a three-wave cross-sectional study among South African school-going adolescents

Risky behaviours 2002 2008 2011 ALL
(N = 1854) (N = 1499) (N = 1707) (N = 5060)
% % % %
First had sex at age ≤ 13 8.6 6.6 7.4 7.7
Number of sexual partners     
 1 partner 68.8 69.9 62.7 68.2
 2 or more partners 30.2 28.7 34.9 31.8
Ever use alcohol before sex 6.7 13.1 13.8 11.0
used condom during sex     
 Never or rarely use condoms 32.8 25.4 27.6 28.9
 Mostly use condoms 67.2 74.6 72.4 71.1
Contraceptive methods     
 No method 16.0 14.2 13.3 14.6
 Birth control pills 4.6 3.8 5.2 4.6
 Condoms 32.5 44.3 46.6 40.7
 Injection 14.4 11.7 12.6 13.0
 Other 8.2 7.5 8.7 8.1
Ever been pregnant 17.3 23.6 21.3 20.5
Ever had an abortion 5.1 6.8 6.0 5.9