Table 3

Descriptive results
Variables Males Females Total
(n = 220) (n = 227) (n = 447)
Sexual risk-taking
Sexually active in the last 12 months (% yes) 87.3 83.3 85.2
Multiple partnerships in the last 12 months (% yes) 42.2 15.9 29.1
Consistent use of contraceptive with partners in the last 12 months (% yes) 29.2 30.7 29.9
Used to having concurrent occasional sexual partners (% yes) 41.4 10.6 25.7
Parenting dimensions in young ages(assessment at the time of the survey)
Quality of parent/child relationships (range, 1–4) 2.09(±0.79) 2.11(±0.86) 2.10(±0.83)
Knowledge of out-of-home activities (range, 1–5) 2.29(±1.44) 3.06(±1.48) 2.68(±1.51)
Approval of out-of-home activities (range, 1–5) 3.19(±1.41) 3.05(±1.31) 3.13(±1.36)
Parent–child communication on sexual issues (range, 0–4) 0.88(±0.88) 1.18(±1.47) 1.04(±1.42)
Parenting dimensions during early adolescence (assessment at age 12)
Quality of parent/child relationships (range, 1–4) 1.95(±0.73) 1.99(±0.76) 1.98(±0.75)
Knowledge of out-of-home activities (range, 1–5) 3.72(±1.35) 3.88(±1.23) 3.80(±1.29)
Approval of out-of-home activities (range, 1–5) 3.13(±1.26) 3.09(±1.21) 3.11(±1.23)
Parent–child communication on sexual issues (range, 0–4) 0.30(±0.92) 0.67(±1.26) 0.47(±1.12)
Mediating variable
Early sexual debut (sexual initiation by age 15) 45.0 31.3 38.0
Other variables
Family structure
Both biological parents 41.8 48.0 44.9
Biological mother only 13.6 16.3 15.0
Biological father only 5.0 7.5 6.3
Other relatives 19.1 18.1 18.6
Uncorrelated residents 20.5 10.1 15.2
Parent/guardian socioeconomic characteristics
Parent/guardian has at least a primary level of education 68.2 85.0 76.7
Parent/guardian has a paid job 31.8 40.9 36.6
Parent/guardian is married 65.5 75.8 70.7
Respondent’ age
15-19 59.6 58.2 58.8
20-24 40.4 41.8 41.2
Currently attending school
Yes 49.1 43.2 46.1
No 50.9 56.8 53.9
Religious affiliation
Christian 85.5 96.0 90.8
Others 14.5 4.0 9.2

Notes: At the time of the survey ± Standard deviation.

All scales are scored such that a higher value indicates higher level of the construct.

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