Health » Sexual behaviour: Sexual behaviour of school-age children by region

During last sexual intercourse the condom was used by school-age (13, 15 y. o.) person or by their partner

Age groups are formed on the basis of forms 5, 7 and 9. The majority of students of these forms are 11...12, 13...14 or 15...16 years old. However, the research must also include the students who are repeating the year. As a prerequisite, 90% of the students must be of ±6 months the mean age of their age group, the remaining 10% must not be over the mean age of more than 12 months. The specification into age groups of 11, 13 and 15 years is in a way conditional because the cleaned files include also 12, 14 and 16 year old students in a certain amount.

The 15 counties are grouped into five administrative regions:
Rapla and Harju Counties together with the City of Tallinn
Eastern and the Western Viru Counties
Tartu, Pőlva, Valga and Vőru Counties
Järva, Viljandi and Pärnu Counties
Lääne, Hiiu and Saare Counties.

Unit: percent

Disaggregated by: academic year, condom use, region

Note: 2005/2006 academic year data is weighted. 2009/2010 academic year data is unweighted, but is representative.

Source: National Institute of Health Development, Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC)

Academic year
Region (health) Condom use 2005/2006 2009/2010
Estonian average Used condom 84,9 89,6
Estonian average Did not use condom 15,1 10,4
Harju and Rapla County Used condom 86,2 90,2
Harju and Rapla County Did not use condom 13,8 9,8
Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county Used condom 77,3 88,5
Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county Did not use condom 22,7 11,5
Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county Used condom 84,3 90,5
Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county Did not use condom 15,7 9,5
Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County Used condom 93,1 89,1
Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County Did not use condom 6,9 10,9
Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county Used condom 73,1 89,3
Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county Did not use condom 26,9 10,7