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Table 2 Determinants of having extra-couple sexual intercourse, of occasional sex, and of numerous sexual partners

From: Sexual behavioural differences and risk-taking differences among born-abroad and native university students in Italy

Variables Categories Extra-couple sexual inter. Occasional sexual inter. Numerous sex. partners
OR Sig. OR Sig. OR Sig.
Gender and place of birth M born in IT (ref.) 1   1   1  
F born in IT 0.588 *** 0.435 *** 0.836 ***
M born abroad 1.636 ** 1.769 *** 1.633 ***
F born abroad 0.815   0.416 *** 1.010  
Early sexual debut No (ref.) 1   1   1  
Yes 1.360 *** 1.043   1.546 ***
Binge drinking No (ref.) 1   1   1  
Yes 1.420 *** 1.726 *** 1.614 ***
Use of drugs No (ref.) 1   1   1  
Yes 1.963 *** 1.956 *** 1.785 ***
Reckless driving No (ref.) 1   1   1  
Yes 1.451 *** 1.555 *** 1.353 ***
Problems with parents’ rules No (ref.) 1   1   1  
Yes 1.363 *** 1.241 *** 1.223 ***
Problems with high-school’s rules No (ref.) 1   1   1  
Yes 1.512 *** 1.317 *** 1.333 ***
Control variables        
 Dimension of municipality Less than 20 thou. of hab. (ref.) 1   1   1  
20-100 thou. of hab. 1.113   1.044   0.959  
More than 100 thou. of hab. 1.208 ** 1.130   1.101  
 Age at interview less than 21 years old (ref.) 1   1   1  
21 years old or older 1.535 *** 1.548 *** 2.035 ***
 At least one older sibling alive No (ref.) 1   1   1  
Yes 0.966   1.129 ** 1.008  
 Current value of religion No value or very little (ref.) 1   1   1  
Enough or very important 0.988   0.810 *** 0.689 ***
 Separated/divorced parents No (ref.) 1   1   1  
Yes 1.213 ** 1.348 *** 1.396 ***
 Death of at least one parent No (ref.) 1   1   1  
Yes 1.159   1.014   1.010  
 At least one parent has a diploma or higher educational level No (ref.) 1   1   1  
Yes 1.050   1.007   1.129  
 At least one parent has a middle-high qualified job No (ref.) 1   1   1  
Yes 0.949   1.067   1.212 ***
 Talked with at least one parent about affective experiences (16–18) No (ref.) 1   1   1  
Yes 1.143   0.879 * 1.114  
Constant term   0.060 *** 0.248 *** 0.135 ***
Pseudo R2   0.090   0.133   0.100  
  1. Logistic regression models
  2. Legend: *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001
  3. Source: our elaborations on SELFY data