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Table 4 Association between consumption and sexual behaviour for young men and women (ages 15–24), Antananarivo and Antsiranana, Madagascar, 2009

From: Consuming sex: the association between modern goods, lifestyles and sexual behaviour among youth in Madagascar

  % Reporting two or more sexual partners in last 12 months % Ever exchanged sex in order to receive gifts/money
  Men Women Women
  Yes No Yes No Yes No
  30.7 60.9 7.3 92.7 5.9 94.1
  (n = 154) (n = 347) (n = 33) (n = 421) (n = 30) (n = 477)
perceptions concerning fashion          
I am fashionable:          
 Rarely/Never 79.2   85.3 51.5   75.8 53.3   75.3
 Sometimes 12.3 + 7.8 30.3 *** 13.1 23.3 + 14.1
 For Parties/Often/Always 8.4   6.9 18.2 + 11.2 23.3 ** 10.7
Fashion is important:          
 Not at all 37.1   45.0 27.3   48.7 33.3   49.1
 Somewhat 48.7   47.6 60.6 ** 41.8 56.7 + 41.5
 Important/Very Important 14.3 ** 7.5 12.1   9.5 10.0   9.4
Cell phone use yesterday 34.4 ** 23.3 48.5 *** 22.8 36.7 + 21.6
Drank alcohol in last 4 weeks 50.0 *** 35.7 21.2 *** 5.5 10.0   6.5
Fashionable items obtained in last six months:          
 0 19.5   29.4 24.3   29.5 40.0   29.2
 1 to 3 items 39.6   40.6 24.3   41.1 20.0 ** 40.9
 More than 4 items 40.9 *** 30.0 51.5   29.5 40.0   30.0
In the last six months:          
Used the internet 22.7 ** 13.8 27.3 *** 6.7 13.3   7.6
Went to a nightclub 28.6 *** 12.4 30.3 *** 4.3 23.3 *** 4.6
Got to know a foreigner 1.3   0.3 24.3 *** 1.9 20.0 *** 2.1
  1. *Indicates statistical significance for those categories or variables that predict sexual behaviour outcomes in bivariate logistic regression models.
  2. +p < .1 **p < .05 ***p < .01.