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Table 3 Characteristics of the sample (n = 387)

From: Sexuality and contraceptive knowledge in university students: instrument development and psychometric analysis using item response theory

Characteristics Nursing Degree (n = 208) Law Degree (n = 179)
Gender
 Male 38 (18.3%) 75 (41.9%)
 Female 170 (81.7%) 104 (58.1%)
Age* 20.28 (1.789) 20.27 (1.641)
Academic course
 1st 64 (30.8%) 49 (27.4%)
 2nd 47 (22.6%) 40 (22.3%)
 3rd 36 (17.3%) 43 (24%)
 4th 61 (29.3%) 47 (26.3%)
First intercourse
 Yes 176 (84.6%) 153 (85.5%)
 No 32 (15.4%) 26 (14.5%)
Age of first intercourse* 16.87 (1.418) 16.78 (1.208)
  1. Data expressed by frequencies and percentages, *mean and standard deviation