Table 4

a: Association between selected factors and timing of sexual debut:males


N

Never had sex (%)

Sex < 16 years (%)

Sex >16 years (%)

Never had sex vs. Ever had sex

Sex < 16 years vs. Sex ≥ 16 years


X2

p-value

X2

p-value

Educational level

No formal education

206

96.1

2.4a

1.5

6.727a

0.009

0.043a

0.835

Primary

232

89.7

6.0

4.3

20.522b

< 0.001

0.755b

0.385

Secondary or higher

756

75.9

11.8

12.3

41.931c

< 0.001

0.567c

0.451

Total

1194

82.1

9.0

8.9

Literacy in English

Yes

760

92.0

5.6

2.3

No

427

76.2

11.1

12.8

Total

1187

81.9

9.1

9.0

46.326

< 0.001

6.694

0.010

Importance of religion

Very important

1082

82.5

8.4

9.1

Others

85

80.0

11.8

8.2

Total

1167

82.3

8.7

9.0

0.655

.418

0.711

0.399

Frequency of religious attendance

None or less than once weekly

47

71.1

15.6

13.3

At least once weekly

1148

82.4

8.8

8.8

Total

1193

82.0

9.1

9.0

3.738

0.053

0.072

0.788

Alcohol

Never

1054

86.2

7.9

5.9

Ever

138

50.0

18.1

31.9

Total

1192

82.0

9.1

8.9

111.363

< 0.001

8.255

0.004

Young people should delay sexual debut

Yes

1064

84.8

7.3

7.9

No

122

59.0

23.0

18.0

Total

1186

82.1

8.9

8.9

47.405

< 0.001

0.942

0.332

Radio exposure

Low

496

85.5

6.7

7.8

High

611

78.7

11.1

10.1

Total

1191

82.0

9.0

9.0

9.318

0.002

0.705

0.401

Television exposure

Low

823

84.0

7.9

8.1

High

366

77.6

11.5

10.9

Total

1190

82.0

9.0

9.0

7.669

0.006

0.079

0.779

Economic status

Low

330

87.3

5.5

7.3

5.458a

0.019

1.400a

0.237

Middle

470

81.1

10.2

8.7

0.856b

0.355

0.195b

0.659

High

396

78.5

10.9

10.6

9.621c

0.002

0.673c

0.412

Total

1196

81.9

9.1

8.9

Location

Rural

792

82.4

8.6

9.0

Urban

404

80.9

10.1

8.9

Total

1196

81.9

9.1

8.9

0.472

0.492

0.371

0.542

Region

North

613

87.9

6.2

5.9

South

581

75.7

12.0

12.2

Total

1194

82.0

9.0

9.0

29.289

< 0.001

0.056

0.812


b: Association between selected factors and timing of sexual debut: females


N

Never had sex (%)

Sex < 16 years (%)

Sex >16 years (%)

Never had sex vs. Ever had sex

Sex < 16 years vs. Sex ≥ 16 years


X2

p-value

X2

p-value


Educational level

No formal education

117

89.7

6.8

3.4

0.336a

0.562

0.012a

0.913

Primary

135

87.4

8.1

4.4

11.567b

0.001

5.109b

0.024

Secondary or higher

622

73.6

9.6

16.7

14.086c

< 0.001

4.268c

0.039

Total

874

77.9

9.0

13.0

Literacy in English

Yes

594

85.3

7.3

7.3

No

279

74.1

10.1

15.8

Total

867

77.6

9.2

13.1

13.687

< 0.001

1.597

0.206

Importance of religion

Very important

763

79.2

7.9

13.0

Others

92

68.5

18.5

13.0

Total

855

78.0

9.0

13.0

5.462

0.019

4.424

0.035

Frequency of religious attendance

None or less than once weekly

81

86.4

8.6

4.9

At least once weekly

792

77.0

9.1

13.9

Total

893

77.9

9.0

13.1

2.997

0.083

2.487

0.115

Alcohol

Never

818

78.6

8.8

12.6

Ever

53

67.9

11.3

20.8

Total

871

78.0

9.0

13.1

3.305

0.069

0.220

0.639

Young people should delay sexual debut

Yes

783

80.6

7.5

11.9

No

90

54.4

22.2

23.2

Total

873

77.9

9.0

13.1

33.757

< 0.001

1.326

0.249

Radio exposure

Low

547

79.0

10.2

10.8

High

326

76.1

7.1

16.9

Total

873

77.9

9.0

13.1

1.165

0.280

7.093

0.008

Television exposure

Low

606

78.2

10.7

11.1

High

269

76.6

5.6

17.8

Total

875

77.7

9.1

13.1

0.289

0.591

11.401

0.001

Economic status

Low

228

81.6

9.6

8.8

3.229a

0.069

1.422a

0.233

Middle

312

75.0

10.3

14.7

0.725b

0.395

0.850b

0.357

High

334

77.8

7.5

14.7

1.154c

0.283

3.845c

0.050

Total

874

77.8

9.0

13.2

Location

Rural

519

76.3

11.4

12.3

Urban

355

80.3

5.6

14.1

Total

874

77.9

9.0

13.0

1.860

0.173

6.942

0.008

Region

North

367

86.9

5.2

7.9

South

508

71.3

12.0

16.7

Total

875

77.8

9.1

13.0

30.286

< 0.001

0.072

0.788


aNo formal education vs. primary education/low social class vs. middle economic class.

bPrimary vs. secondary & higher education/middle social class vs. high economic class.

cNo formal education vs. secondary or higher education/low vs. high economic class

Fatusi and Blum BMC Public Health 2008 8:136   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-136

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