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Table 1 Epidemiological and sexual characteristics of students

From: Sexuality, sexually transmitted infections and contraception among health sciences students in university of Lomé, Togo

  Number (n) Percentage (%)
Years of study (n = 316)
 1st 81 25.6
 2th 26 8.3
 3th 98 31.0
 4th 18 5.7
 5th 75 23.7
 6th 18 5.7
Marital status (n = 316)
 Single 173 54.7
 Free union 100 31.7
 Not specified 43 13.6
Type of sexual practice (n = 219)a
 Heterosexuality 154 70.3
 Masturbation 55 25.1
 Homosexuality 5 2.3
 Bisexuality 5 2.3
Number of sexual partners (n = 138)b
 No sexual partner 24 17.4
 1 sexual partner 47 34.1
 2 sexual partners 24 17.4
 3 sexual partners 16 11.6
 4 sexual partners 5 3.6
 5 sexual partners 22 15.9
Type of contraception (n = 170)c
 Condom 94 55.3
 Calendar method or Ogino 24 14.1
 Coitus interrupted 23 13.5
 Morning after pill 19 11.2
 Oestro-progestative pills 5 2.9
 Injections 3 1.8
 Implants 2 1.2
Type of STI (n = 23)d
 Candida 6 26.1
 Gonorrhea 7 30.5
 Hepatitis B 3 13.0
 Unlabeled sexual infection 3 13.0
 Syphilis 4 17.4
  1. aOnly 219 students completed this item
  2. bOnly 138 students completed this item
  3. cOnly 170 students are sexually active
  4. d23 students had STI