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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants

From: Sexual experience and HIV-related knowledge among Belgian university students: a questionnaire study

  n %
Sex   
Female 357 79.3
Male 93 20.7
Age   
18 104 23.1
19 113 25.1
20 41 9.1
21 104 23.1
22 40 8.9
23 23 5.1
24 17 3.8
25 8 1.8
Nationality (n = 448)   
Belgian 442 98.7
Other 6 1.3
Study (n = 448)   
Educational sciences 135 30.1
Linguistics and literature 98 21.9
Pharmaceutical sciences 93 20.8
Health care management and policy 43 9.6
Philosophy 26 5.8
Communication sciences 21 4.7
Moral sciences 13 2.9
Other 19 4.2
Religion   
Catholic 270 60.1
Jewish 1 0.2
Muslim 3 0.7
Buddhist 2 0.4
No religion 168 37.4
Other 5 1.1
Sexual orientation (n = 448)   
Heterosexual 428 95.5
Homosexual 12 2.7
Bisexual 8 1.8
Relationship   
Yes 252 56.1
No 197 43.9
Sexual experience   
Yes 363 80.8
No 86 19.1
Number of sex partners   
0 86 19.2
1 145 32.4
2 83 11.4
3 51 11.4
4 30 6.7
5 19 4.2
> 5 34 7.6
Contraception women ( n= 292)   
Contraception pill 246 84.2
Coïtus interruptus 9 3.1
Condom 135 46.2
Spiral 4 1.4
Other 16 5.5
Contraception men ( n= 70)   
Contraception pill (female partner) 28 40.0
Coïtus interruptus 1 1.4
Condom 49 70.0
Spiral (female partner) 2 2.9
Other 1 1.4
STD   
Yes 6 1.3
No 441 98.7
Tested on STD’s   
Yes 76 16.9
No 373 83.1