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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of women and men in Norway (percent)

From: A Seemingly Paradoxical Relationship Between Masturbation Frequency and Sexual Satisfaction

  Women
(n = 1967)
Men
(n = 2181)
p Effect sizea
  % n % n
Age groups < .001 .14
 < 30 years 26.0 511 17.0 370   
 30–39 years 20.7 408 19.7 430   
 40–49 years 14.4 283 15.5 339   
 50–59 years 15.8 310 18.8 411   
 60–69 years 13.7 269 13.3 289   
 70 + years 9.5 186 15.7 342   
Level of education < .001 .07
 6–8 years of schooling 0.4 7 1.2 25   
 9–10 years of schooling 4.0 78 5.3 114   
 12–13 years of schooling 28.5 559 32.1 696   
 Lower university level 43.8 858 39.2 851   
 Higher university level 23.3 456 22.3 484   
Religious .361 .04
 No 60.0 1145 59.0 1264   
 Christian—no denomination 18.2 348 18.0 385   
 Roman Catholic 0.8 16 0.7 14   
 Protestant 16.7 318 17.3 371   
 Baptist/Methodist/Evangeline 2.2 42 3.4 72   
 Islam/Muslim 0.8 15 0.6 12   
 Other 1.2 23 1.1 24   
Place of residence < .001 .06
 Urban/city 60.0 1174 54.0 1173   
 Small town 25.3 496 28.2 612   
 Rural 14.7 287 17.8 387   
Sexual orientation < .001 .09
 Heterosexual 94.5 1823 92.7 1983   
 Homosexual/lesbian 1.1 22 3.9 83   
 Bisexual/pansexual 3.7 72 2.8 60   
 Asexual/other 0.6 12 0.7 14   
Relationship status < .001 .10
 Partneredb 71.0 1392 76.6 1663   
 Unmarriedc 18.4 361 18.0 390   
 Separated/divorcedc 7.4 145 4.3 93   
 Widow/widowerc 3.2 62 1.1 24   
Ever intercoursed   
 Yes 95.2 1811 93.4 1990 .015 -.04
 No 4.8 91 6.6 141   
  1. Chi-square test of differences for gender
  2. aphi coefficient for 2 by 2 tables, Cramer’s V for tables lager than 2 by 2; bmarried/cohabitant/registered partnership or in a current permanent relationship; cand being single/currently not in a permanent relationship; dvaginal, oral or anal intercourse