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Table 4 Comparison of participant characteristics and victimizations by method of recruitment

From: Sexual violence in the lives of first-year university women in Canada: no improvements in the 21st century

  Research systems (N = 566) Other methods (N = 333) P-value
Age in years (mean) 18.5 18.4 0.34
White race (%) 73.0 72.7 0.92
Living in a university residence (%) 45.4 68.8 < 0.001
Heterosexual (%) 93.1 89.2 0.04
Sexually active (%) 61.7 62.2 0.88
Age in years of first sexual partner (mean) 16.4 16.5 0.49
Currently involved in a romantic relationship (%) 44.9 43.8 0.76
Currently involved in a sexual relationship (%) 43.3 48.0 0.17
Prior sexual assault education (%) 3.7 4.5 0.56
Prior self-defence training (%) 31.8 35.7 0.23
Perceived personal risk of sexual assault as either `likely’ or `very likely’ (%) 6.7 7.2 0.78
Any form of victimization (%) 56.0 63.4 0.031
Completed rape (%) 21.9 26.1 0.15
Sexual contact (%) 47.0 56.5 0.006
More than one type of sexual assault during completed rape (%) 50.0 41.4 0.22
More than one type of perpetrator tactic during completed rape (%) 33.9 27.6 0.33