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Table 1 Correlates of virginity status among Italian students, odds ratios

From: "Like a virgin". Correlates of virginity among Italian university students

  Males (1) Females (2)
Demographics
 Age 0.717*** 0.764***
(0.020) (0.018)
 First born 1.098 1.007
(0.075) (0.062)
Family
 Father’s education (number of years) 1.006 1.000
(0.012) (0.010)
 Mother’s education (number of years) 0.963** 0.987
(0.011) (0.011)
 Parents separated or divorced 0.780* 0.686**
(0.091) (0.084)
 Balanced or intense relationship with the father 0.808* 1.267**
(0.071) (0.097)
 Balanced or intense relationship with the mother 1.395** 1.264*
(0.178) (0.127)
 Have talked in depth with parents about sex 0.703*** 0.713***
(0.056) (0.048)
Interpersonal aspects
 Having attended the disco often or very often between 16 and 18 years 0.303*** 0.471***
(0.022) (0.032)
 Off-site student 0.936 1.041
(0.076) (0.082)
Bodily and health-related aspects
 Satisfaction about own body image nowadays 0.617*** 0.941
(0.053) (0.065)
 BMI 0.691** 1.051
(0.078) (0.087)
 BMI2 1.007** 1.001
(0.002) (0.002)
 Having had at least one physical problem between the 14 and 18 years 1.232** 1.228**
(0.089) (0.081)
 Depression 1.324*** 1.307***
(0.095) (0.084)
Religion
 Opinion about the importance of religion in life 1.446*** 1.468***
(0.106) (0.102)
 Participation in religious groups 1.819*** 1.538***
(0.176) (0.116)
Time and context
 Area of birth: Centre Italy (ref. North Italy) 0.961 0.870
(0.081) (0.071)
 Area of birth: South Italy 0.681*** 0.980
(0.056) (0.072)
 Year 2017 0.647*** 0.447***
(0.055) (0.034)
N 5979 6421
 Pseudo-R2 0.132 0.106
  1. Notes: The table reports odds ratios of logit models’ estimates based SELFY data (cumulative dataset 2000 and 2017). The dependent variable is “virginity status.” Robust standard errors (corrected for heteroskedasticity) are reported in parentheses. The symbols ***, **, and * indicate that coefficients are statistically significant, respectively, at the 1, 5, and 10% level, respectively