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About the participants

Posted by ajohns23 on 15 Oct 2015 at 06:11 GMT

One woman thought 8 x 5.5 was average...

The Mean number of total partners was 6.0, but funnily enough the mean number of partners in the last years was 3.4 and the average age was 24... hmmm, something doesn't check out here.

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RE: About the participants

nprause replied to ajohns23 on 15 Oct 2015 at 07:24 GMT

Thanks for your comment. We were a bit surprised by this figure as well, but it is accurately reported. While we did recruit from the community, many of the participants were still relatively young. I have never seen a plot of partner acquisition by age, but I would guess 18-19-20 could be a period of high partner acquisition. It also is worth considering that partner data are (characteristically) positively skewed. We reported means to be consistent across variables, but median probably should also have been reported.

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