Table 1

Rates of ever having had sexual intercourse, condom use at first and last sex among adolescents in Taiwan from 2012 to 2016, by gender

Male (%)Female (%)P value
Sexual intercourse775/14531 (5.33)588/12994 (4.53)*
Grades 7–9
 Junior high school156/9027 (1.73)125/8286 (1.51)0.2534
Grades 10–12
 Senior high school74/1505 (4.92)53/1559 (3.4)0.0352†
 Comprehensive school240/2518 (9.53)157/1855 (8.46)0.2245
 Vocational high school132/1048 (12.6)170/1104 (15.4)0.0613
 Night school173/433 (39.95)83/190 (43.68)0.3836
Condom use at first sexual intercourse
Total384/688 (55.81)322/549 (58.65)0.3164
Grades 7–9
 Junior high school41/118 (34.75)43/105 (40.95)0.3397
Grades 10–12343/570 (60.18)279/444 (62.84)0.3877
 Senior high school40/65 (61.54)40/52 (76.92)0.0754
 Comprehensive school142/224 (63.39)93/150 (62.00)0.7847
 Vocational high school72/121 (59.50)101/162 (62.35)0.6276
 Night school89/160 (55.63)45/80 (56.25)0.9268
Condom use at last sexual intercourse
Total186/725 (25.66)146/566 (25.80)0.9545
Grades 7–9
 Junior high school26/133 (19.55)23/115 (20.00)0.9291
Grades 10–12160/592 (27.03)123/451 (27.27)0.9296
 Senior high school27/70 (38.57)16/53 (30.19)0.3343
 Comprehensive school67/227 (29.52)42/154 (27.27)0.6345
 Vocational high school27/125 (21.60)47/162 (29.01)0.1546
 Night school39/170 (22.94)18/82 (21.95)0.8603
  • P values were obtained from Χ2 test.

  • *The interaction between gender and school type is statistically significant (p=0.0279) when tested with logistic regression (model: sexual intercourse=β01 school type+β2 gender+β3 school type×gender).

  • †P<0.05.