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Table 4 Descriptive statistics of the complete sample (2000 and 2017). Males (n = 5979)

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

Variable Mean Std. Dev. Min Max
Virginity status 0.226   0 1
Age 21.126 1.479 18 26
First born 0.500   0 1
Father’s education (number of years) 12.267 3.512 5 17
Mother’s education (number of years) 12.349 3.453 5 17
Parents separated or divorced 0.116   0 1
Balanced or intense relationship with the father 0.763   0 1
Balanced or intense relationship with the mother 0.903   0 1
Have talked in depth with parents about sex 0.274   0 1
Having attended the disco often or very often between 16 and 18 years 0.390   0 1
Off-site student 0.018   0 1
Satisfaction about own body image nowadays 0.821   0 1
BMI 22.766 2.784 11.318 42.163
BMI2 526.034 134.419 128.105 1777.709
Having had at least one physical problem between the 14 and 18 years 0.305   0 1
Depression 0.328   0 1
Opinion about the importance of religion in life 0.431   0 1
Participation in religious groups 0.123   0 1
Area of residence: North Italy 0.372   0 1
Area of residence: Centre Italy 0.265   0 1
Area of residence: South Italy 0.363   0 1
Year 2017 0.674   0 1