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Table 1 Characteristics of the survey population (%)

From: The socioeconomic and lifestyle determinants of contraceptive use among Chinese college students: a cross-sectional study

  Never had sex Had sex before Total
n = 14,089 n = 3428 n = 17,517
Socio-demographic characteristics
Age
  < 20 33 22 31
 20–21 56 56 56
  ≥ 22 11 22 13
Male 35 54 39
Education
School
 College 72 73 72
 Professional School 28 27 28
Year
 Freshman 48 33 45
 2nd year 35 36 35
 3rd year 14 23 16
 4th year and older 4 8 5
Expenditure per month (RMB)
  < 1000 53 36 50
 1000–2000 41 50 43
  > 2000 6 14 7
Hometown
 Urban 38 46 39
 Suburban 32 29 31
 Rural 31 24 29
Parental education
 Primary school and below 10 10 10
 Middle and high school 66 61 65
 Vocational school and above 24 29 25
Lifestyle
Tobacco use
 No smoking 95 77 91
 1–10 cigarettes/day 4 17 7
  > 10 cigarettes/day 1 6 2
Alcohol consumption
 Abstinence 33 17 30
 Light 58 59 59
 Moderate 6 15 8
 Heavy 2 9 4
Exposure to sexual education
 Ever received any kind of sexual education 56 53 56