Table 1

 Key measures of first sexual experience among sexually active men under age 25, by age at first sex

Age <15(n = 41)Age 15–16 (n = 79)Age 17–19 (n = 64)Age 20–24 (n = 12)All ages (n = 197)
*Significant differences between groups by age at first sex, based on χ2 test: p⩽0.05.
†—Indicate no response in that category for that age group.
First sex: whose idea (%)
Feelings about first sexual experience*
In love60.955.753.18.353.8
Peer pressure17.120.315.68.317.6
Ready and wanted to have sex19.524.031.383.328.6
First partner: type of relationship*
Steady girlfriend73.282.395.3100.086.0
Someone I knew a bit†26.817.74.714.0