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Table 5 Opinions, odds ratio and confidence interval (p=0.05) the sexual behaviour of all the students surveyed (2000–2017)

From: Catching up! The sexual behaviour and opinions of Italian students (2000–2017)

  For a boy, I agree with… For a girl, I agree with…
% OR Min Max % OR Min Max
Very early sexual intercourse
 M 2000 50.2 1.000    28.8 1.000   
 M 2017 52.2 0.916 0.802 1.045 27.4 0.790 0.682 0.916
 W 2000 13.7 0.180* 0.153 0.213 8.5 0.292* 0.240 0.356
 W 2017 21.3 0.242* 0.209 0.282 13.6 0.376* 0.317 0.447
A betrayal during a stable couple’s relationship
 M 2000 26.0 1.000    13.0 1.000   
 M 2017 17.9 0.497 0.423 0.585 9.9 0.572 0.461 0.709
 W 2000 2.4 0.071* 0.052 0.098 4.1 0.357* 0.269 0.474
 W 2017 2.9 0.070* 0.053 0.092 3.8 0.224* 0.168 0.299
Casual sex for a single
 M 2000 67.4 1.000    46.1 1.000   
 M 2017 71.5 1.006 0.872 1.161 53.3 0.971 0.848 1.111
 W 2000 21.8 0.146* 0.124 0.171 16.1 0.261* 0.222 0.308
 W 2017 34.3 0.201* 0.173 0.233 30.5 0.422* 0.364 0.488
Remaining a virgin until marriage
 M 2000 26.5 1.000    36.0 1.000   
 M 2017 21.7 0.814 0.696 0.951 25.7 0.703 0.608 0.812
 W 2000 37.0 2.182* 1.869 2.547 52.9 1.603* 1.383 1.857
 W 2017 35.4 1.555* 1.334 1.812 38.5 1.101* 0.953 1.273
Homosexual intercourse
 M 2000 19.0 1.000    31.5 1.000   
 M 2017 42.4 2.792 2.378 3.279 59.5 2.735 2.376 3.148
 W 2000 28.1 2.440* 2.048 2.908 27.0 1.061 0.907 1.241
 W 2017 69.5 10.475* 8.843 12.407 66.7 4.243* 3.657 4.924
  1. Note: Percentages of the sum of ‘agree’ and ‘strongly agree’ (in italics) and the odds ratios for the variable gender × time (Men2000 = 1): ten logistic models fitted on the merged 2000 and 2017 datasets. The list of the control covariates and their distributions is reported in the Appendix
  2. Bold indicates the odds ratios for 2017 are significantly different from the odds ratios for 2000 for both men and women
  3. For both years the asterisk means that the odd ratio for women is significantly different from that for men