TABLE 2

Cell Phone Use, Sexting Behaviors, and Sexual Behaviors of LAUSD Middle School Students, Los Angeles, CA, 2012

Weighted %Unweighted n
Pick the sentence that best describes your cell phone access
 I have my own cell phone and use it every day67.97776
 I have my own cell phone but no minutes4.4450
 I share a cell phone with a friend0.707
 I don't have my own cell phone, but I can borrow one from a friend or other people18.97220
 I don't have a cell phone and I cannot borrow one8.0198
 Missing22
Pick the sentence that best describes the type of cell phone you have
 On my cell phone I can surf the Web, send and receive text messages, and make calls52.22597
 On my cell phone, I can only send and receive text messages and make calls21.88244
 On my cell phone I can only make calls1.3121
 I don't have a cell phone24.59290
 Missing21
About how many text messages do you send in a day? (Restricted to participants with access to a text-capable phone, N = 841)
 ≥30019.28160
 200–2996.7557
 100–19913.13111
 50–9917.71140
 25–4914.46122
 ≤2424.58198
 I don't send text messages4.1031
 Missing22
Have you ever received a sexually explicit message or photo of someone by cell phone? (Restricted to participants with access to a text-capable phone, N = 841)
 Yes20.10156
 No79.90675
 Missing10
Have you ever sent a sexually explicit message or photo of yourself by cell phone? (Restricted to participants with access to a text-capable phone, N = 841)
 Yes4.6439
 No95.24792
 Missing10
Have you ever had sexual intercourse (vaginal, oral, or anal)? (Restricted to participants with access to a text-capable phone, N = 841)
 Yes11.1085
 No88.30699
 Missing57
The last time you had sexual intercourse, did you or your partner use a condom? (Restricted to participants with access to a text-capable phone and who are sexually active, N = 85)
 Yes61.3954
 No29.7030
 Missing1
  • N = 1173.