Table 3

Logistic regression examining predictors of lack of sexual competence at first sex, results adjusted for all other variables in table column (Men)

Outcome: not sexually competent at first intercourseModel 1Model 2
AOR95% CIP valueAOR95% CIP value
IMD quintile
 1: Least deprived10.00310.006
 21.581.00 to 2.481.490.95 to 2.34
 31.641.03 to 2.621.550.97 to 2.47
 42.431.51 to 3.922.291.44 to 3.63
 5: Most deprived2.211.40 to 3.482.031.28 to 3.22
Education level of respondent
 Studying for/attained further academic qualifications10.00210.047
 No academic qualifications2.361.32 to to 4.13
 Academic qualifications typically gained at age 16 years1.541.12 to 2.121.491.08 to 2.05
Ethnic group
 Mixed2.841.18 to 6.842.881.12 to 7.41
 Asian1.490.73 to 3.051.710.82 to 3.58
 Black0.750.31 to 1.820.750.30 to 1.87
 Chinese and ’other'0.840.13 to 5.460.850.10 to 7.24
Family structure
 Both parents10.9571
 One/neither parent0.990.72 to 1.361.010.74 to 1.390.935
Main source of information about sexual matters
 Lessons at school10.64610.754
 Mother or father1.290.69 to 2.421.220.67 to 2.22
 Friends1.000.70 to 1.430.950.66 to 1.37
 Other0.880.62 to 1.250.890.62 to 1.27
Ease discussing sex with parents at age 14 years
 Easy with one/both10.27210.197
 Difficult1.650.87 to 3.131.660.87 to 3.17
 Didn’t discuss with either0.990.69 to 1.430.960.67 to 1.38
 Varied depending on topic0.720.31 to 1.700.640.28 to 1.46
Sex before age 16
 Yes1.721.27 to 2.341.711.24 to 2.36
Relationship with first sexual partner
 Steady relationship1<0.001
 Just/recently met for first time2.421.57 to 3.73
 Known each other a while to not in steady relationship1.150.81 to 1.62
 Used to be in steady relationship1.560.66 to 3.70
 Married/living together
Partner’s first time too
 Yes to partner’s first time10.0639
 Think it was first time1.750.87 to 3.53
 Think it was not first time2.121.15 to 3.91
 No to not first time1.190.84 to 1.67
Age difference between respondent and first sex partner
 Same age10.4316
 Partner younger than respondent0.940.63 to 1.41
 Respondent younger than partner1.250.86 to 1.80
  N unweighted10921092
  N weighted817817
  • AOR, adjusted odds ratio; CI, confidence interval; IMD, Index of Multiple Deprivation.