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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of sexually-active adolescents in Bangkok, 2020 (n = 872)

From: Risky sexual behavior and associated factors among sexually-experienced adolescents in Bangkok, Thailand: findings from a school web-based survey

Variables Categories Total (n = 872) Sex category P-Value a
Male (n = 367) Female (n = 505)
n % n % n %  
Living arrangements With biological parents 610 70.0 260 70.8 350 69.3 0.625
Away from parentsb 262 30.0 107 29.2 155 30.7  
Residence Own 519 59.5 235 64.0 284 56.2 0.006*
Rent 312 35.8 110 30.0 202 40.0  
Other 41 4.7 22 6.0 19 3.8  
Born in Bangkok Yes 751 86.7 308 83.9 448 88.7 0.040*
No 166 13.3 59 16.1 57 11.3  
Current grade level High school Year 2 66 7.6 42 11.4 24 4.8 0.001**
High school Year 5 223 25.6 96 26.2 127 25.1  
Vocational Year 2 583 66.9 229 62.4 354 70.1  
Age (years)
Mean = 15.7
SD = 1.6
13–15 2150 34.9 1141 39.8 1009 30.6 < 0.001
16–19 4017 65.1 1728 60.2 2289 69.4  
Status Live together 98 11.2 38 10.4 60 11.9 0.481
No 774 88.8 329 89.6 445 88.1  
GPA 1–2 475 54.5 225 61.3 250 49.5 0.001**
3–4 397 45.5 142 38.7 255 50.5  
Allowance (baht per day)c  ≤ 100 237 27.2 105 28.6 132 26.1 0.64
101–200 520 59.6 204 55.6 316 62.6  
 > 200 115 13.2 58 15.8 57 11.3  
A close friend tried to persuade them to use drugs No 644 73.9 257 70.0 387 76.6 0.028*
Yes 228 26.1 110 30.0 118 23.4  
Perception of school strictness about drugs Low 410 47.0 187 51.0 223 44.2 0.047*
High 462 53.0 180 49.0 282 55.8  
Parents are divorced No 647 74.2 282 76.8 365 72.3 0.129
Yes 225 25.8 85 23.2 140 27.7  
Domestic violence No 670 76.8 291 79.3 379 75.0 0.143
Yes 202 23.2 76 20.7 126 25.0  
  1. aChi-square test, bliving with relatives, living alone, living in group. c1 USD = 33 baht
  2. *p-value < 0.05, **p-value < 0.001