Nevertheless, the decomposition is primarily concerned with the change in sexual frequency between age groups. Older men but not younger men with better physical health also tend to report having more sex than men in worse health. The first component,represents contribution of changes in the composition of the cohort by age to sexual frequency decline.
Education is also associated with sexual activity. Socioeconomic, anthropomorphic, and demographic predictors of adult sexual activity in the United States: Data from the National Survey of Family Growth. Missing Cases Missing and refused cases comprised a small minority of sexual frequency responses.
Personality and Individual Differences.
The decomposition first tests whether differences age vs sex frequency in South Yorkshire composition, associations, and interactions at younger and older ages explain a significant part of the decline and then calculates the proportion of the total difference between age groups that is attributable to each of these three components in total, as well as by specific covariates.
Mean levels of happiness are quite similar between age groups and between genders. Numerous factors are associated with sexual frequency. Among men, neither differences in marital status composition nor differences in the association of martial status with sexual frequency explain a significant portion of the decline in sexual frequency by age.
Cohort members generally benefited from economic and social stability during their adult years.