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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Mental health, childhood abuse and HIV sexual risk behaviour among university students in Ivory Coast

Variable Total (n= 824) Men (n= 412) Women (n= 412) Statistic
  Number SD (%) Number SD (%) Number SD (%)  
Socio-demographics        
Age (years)        
18–22 272 33.0 114 27.7 158 38.3 0.005
23–25 325 39.4 177 43.0 148 35.9
26–30 227 27.5 121 29.4 106 25.7
Family background        
Quite poor 162 20.6 108 27.7 54 13.7 <0.001
Not very well off 489 62.3 236 60.5 253 64.1
Quite well off, wealthy 134 17.1 46 11.8 88 22.3
Religious affiliation        
Muslim 144 17.5 72 17.5 72 17.5 <0.001
Protestant 301 36.5 169 41.0 132 32.0
Catholic 339 41.1 140 34.0 199 48.3
Others 40 4.9 31 7.5 9 2.2
Religiousness       
Organised religious activity 4.9 1.3 4.8 1.4 5.0 1.2 0.027
Non-organised religious activity 3.5 1.9 3.3 1.9 3.8 1.8 <0.001
Intrinsic religiosity 16.2 2.1 15.9 2.2 16.4 1.9 <0.001
Traumatic experiences        
Ever been hit by a sex partner 53 7.2 14 3.9 39 10.3 0.001
Ever been forced to have sex 109 14.7 29 7.9 80 21.2 <0.001
Physically abused as a child 99 13.5 65 17.7 34 9.2 0.001
Sexually abused as a child 35 4.7 14 3.8 21 5.6 0.258
HIV positive 8 1.1 4 1.1 4 1.1 0.997
Mental health        
Screened positive for depression 143 17.6 63 15.4 80 19.8 0.228
Screened positive for PTSD 88 10.8 38 9.4 50 12.3 0.240
Heavy episodic drinking 68 8.3 55 13.3 13 3.2 <0.001
HIV risk        
Two or more sexual partners 261 33.9 177 45.5 84 22.1 <0.001
Inconsistent condom use 430 66.3 207 61.8 223 71.0 0.013
Alcohol in the context of sex 171 23.6 110 30.0 61 17.1 <0.001
History of STI 122 16.7 50 13.8 72 19.6 0.036