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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants by gender

From: Sexual behaviors and their correlates among young people in Mauritius: a cross-sectional study

  Male (n = 575) % Female (n = 566) %
Age group   
   15–19 53.1 63.3
   20–24 46.9 36.7
Mean age 19.2 (SE 0.14) 18.6 (SE 0.11)
Religion   
   Hindu 55.7 52.6
   Muslim 20.5 20.6
   Christian 22.8 25.8
   Other/No religion 1.0 1.0
Education status   
   Currently attending school 41.2 48.5
   Completed > 3 years in secondary 39.6 38.2
   Completed ≤ 3 years in secondary 19.2 13.0
   Never attended school 0 0.3
Geographic region of residence   
   Urban 42.8 42.9
   Rural 57.2 57.1
Work experience in the previous 12 months   
   Full time 45.8 29.9
   Part time 19.5 12.7
   Did not work 34.7 57.4
Monthly personal expenditure (in Rupees)a   
   High 65.4 48.7
   Low 34.6 51.3
Mean expenditure 1662.5 (SE 75.68) 1307.8 (SE 93.62)
  1. SE, standard error.
  2. a. Median split of total sample spending pattern: "Low," < 1000; "High," ≥ 1000; n = 574 for males and n = 561 for females.