Table 1

Characteristics of the participants
Variables
Age (mean, SD) 15.12 1.25
n %
Gender
 Male 312 49.21
 Female 322 50.79
Grade
 9 333 52.52
 10 301 47.48
School
 School 1 136 21.45
 School 2 116 18.30
 School 3 82 12.93
 School 4 136 21.45
 School 5 62 9.78
 School 6 102 16.09
Living arrangements
 Both parents 446 70.35
 Single parent 63 9.94
 Other 125 19.71
Father’s education
 Illiterate 205 32.54
 ≤Lower secondary level 358 56.83
 ≥Secondary level 67 10.63
Mother’s education
 Illiterate 72 11.46
 ≤Lower secondary level 374 59.56
 ≥Secondary level 182 28.98
Previously received sexual health education lessons in school
 Yes 622 98.11
 No 12 1.89
Level at which sexual health education began
 Primary level 5 0.79
 Lower secondary level 610 96.21
 Secondary level 19 3.00

Shrestha et al.

Shrestha et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:244   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-244

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