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Table 5 Descriptive statistics of the complete sample (2000 and 2017). Females (n = 6421)

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

Variable Mean Std. Dev. Min Max
Virginity status 0.273   0 1
Age 21.040 1.473 18 26
First born 0.471   0 1
Father’s education (number of years) 11.332 3.648 5 17
Mother’s education (number of years) 11.342 3.612 5 17
Parents separated or divorced 0.098   0 1
Balanced or intense relationship with the father 0.698   0 1
Balanced or intense relationship with the mother 0.866   0 1
Have talked in depth with parents about sex 0.343   0 1
Having attended the disco often or very often between 16 and 18 years 0.343   0 1
Off-site student 0.023   0 1
Satisfaction about own body image nowadays 0.683   0 1
BMI 21.026 2.999 13.932 42.163
BMI2 451.077 139.831 194.094 1777.709
Having had at least one physical problem between the 14 and 18 years 0.282   0 1
Depression 0.350   0 1
Opinion about the importance of religion in life 0.603   0 1
Participation in religious groups 0.183   0 1
Area of residence: North Italy 0.341   0 1
Area of residence: Centre Italy 0.258   0 1
Area of residence: South Italy 0.401   0 1
Year 2017 0.573   0 1