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Table 8 Perceptions of community beliefs regarding the role of family and friends

From: Personal beliefs and social norms regarding the sexual exploitation of girls in age-disparate transactional sexual relationships in Brazil: a mixed-methods study

  Responses Age group Gender
Phrases Most people or everyone Half Few or no one No answer Df = 12 Df = 5
How many people in your community believe that… n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) x2, p-value x2, p-value
A family is responsible for the sexual behavior of a girl 216 (52.4) 88 (21.4) 95 (23.1) 13 (3.2) 17.167, 0.143 8.403, 0.038
The family is judged by the girl's sexual behavior 227 (55.1) 95 (23.0) 74 (18.0) 16 (3.9) 20.832, 0.053 4.758, 0.190
Girls that get involved with men are seen as popular by other girls 190 (46.1) 102 (24.7) 107 (26.0) 13 (3.2) 17.381, 0.136 10.120, 0.018
Female friends encourage each other to have relationships with men 276 (67.0) 56 (13.6) 67 (16.2) 13 (3.2) 26.017, 0.011 19.000, < 0.001