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Table 3 The proportions of respondents who perceived intravaginal ejaculation latency above (i.e. high) and below (i.e. low) the reference interval for “adequate”, “desirable”, “too short” and “too long” IELT

From: Perceptions of normal and abnormal ejaculatory latency times: an observational study in Ghanaian males and females

Parameters Total Male Female P value Single Married P value
Adequate (3–7)
 Low 4/556 (0.7 %) 4/472 (0.8 %) 0/84 (0.0 %) 1.0000 0/324 (0.0 %) 4/236 (1.7 %) 0.0311
 High 412/556 (74.1 %) 352/472 (74.6 %) 60/84 (71.4 %) 0.5889 220/324 (67.9 %) 192/236 (81.4 %) 0.0005
Desirable (7–13)
 Low 92/568 (16.2 %) 40/488 (16.4 %) 12/84 (14.3 %) 0.0970 48/324 (14.8 %) 40/236 (16.9 %) 0.5568
 High 316/568 (55.6 %) 272/488 (55.7 %) 44/84 (52.4 %) 0.6349 160/324 (49.4 %) 156/236 (66.1 %) <0.0001
Too short (1–2)
 Low 0/556 (0.0 %) 0/476 (0.0 %) 0/84 (0.0 %) 1.0000 0/324 (0.0 %) 0/236 (0.0 %) 1.0000
 High 352/556 (63.3 %) 302/476 (63.4 %) 50/84 (59.5 %) 0.5406 184/324 (56.8 %) 168/236 (71.2 %) 0.0005
Too long (10–30)
 Low 32/564 (5.7 %) 28/480 (5.8 %) 4/84 (4.8 %) 1.0000 20/324 (6.2 %) 12/240 (5.0 %) 0.5863
 High 232/564 (41.1 %) 192/480 (40.0 %) 40/84 (47.6 %) 0.2293 124/324 (38.3 %) 108/240 (45.0 %) 0.0826