Table 2

Prevalence of victimization among eighth and ninth grade secondary students attending public schools in a central region of El Salvador by socio-demographic characteristics, 1999

Factor

Sample Size

Threatened or injured with weapon in past 12 months

Felt too unsafe to go to school in past 30 days

Hit or physically hurt by partner in past 12 months

Ever forced to have sexual intercourse against wille





% (CI)c

Adj. OR (95% CI)d

% (CI)c

Adj. OR (95% CI)d

% (CI)c

Adj. OR (95% CI)d

% (CI)c

Adj. OR (95% CI)d


Gender

Male

515

27.0 (± 2.8)

2.95 (2.06, 4.23)

12.3 (± 2.1)

1.64 (1.05, 2.56)

8.8 (± 1.8)

1.40 (0.83, 2.35)

6.1 (± 3.0)

1.00

Female

464

11.9 (± 2.0)

1.00

7.6 (± 1.7)

1.00

6.0 (± 1.5)

1.00

20.6 (± 5.1)

3.85 (1.30, 11.42)

Age Group(in years)

12 to 14a

293

17.4 (± 2.4)

1.00

10.0 (± 1.9)

1.00

6.8 (± 1.7)

1.00

3.3 (± 1.2)

1.00

15 to 16

465

20.4 (± 2.6)

1.26 (0.85, 1.86)

10.3 (± 2.3)

1.07 (0.65, 1.77)

7.2 (± 1.7)

1.11 (0.61, 2.01)

7.3 (± 1.7)

0.99 (0.28, 3.53)

17 to 20

172

23.8 (± 2.7)

1.47 (0.90, 2.39)

10.5 (± 2.0)

1.02 (0.53, 1.94)

8.8 (± 1.9)

1.33 (0.64, 2.75)

10.5 (± 2.0)

1.28 (0.32, 5.13)

Subjective Economic Status b

Low

388

23.2 (± 2.7)

1.30 (0.92, 1.83)

13.7 (± 2.2)

1.80 (1.16, 2.79)

9.1 (± 1.9)

1.44 (0.87, 2.41)

6.9 (± 1.7)

1.15 (0.41, 3.26)

High

563

17.9 (± 2.4)

1.00

7.8 (± 1.7)

1.00

6.7 (± 1.6)

1.00

6.0 (± 1.6)

1.00

School Geography

Urban

489

23.4 (± 2.7)

1.70 (1.20, 2.39)

11.5 (± 2.0)

1.38 (0.89, 2.15)

8.6 (± 1.8)

1.59 (0.95, 2.68)

7.5 (± 1.7)

1.44 (0.51, 4.04)

Rurala

490

16.4 (± 2.3)

1.00

8.7 (± 1.8)

1.00

6.4 (± 1.6)

1.00

5.6 (± 1.5)

1.00

Total

979

19.9 (± 2.5)

N/A

10.1 (± 1.9)

N/A

7.5 (± 1.6)

N/A

8.1 (± 3.4)

N/A


Bold text indicates significant at < .05 level.

Abbreviations: ref, referent; Prev., Prevalence; Adj. OR, Adjusted Odds Ratio; CI, 95% Confidence Interval; N/A, not applicable.

aReferent group; bLow = self-classification as "poor", "nearly poor" or "just getting by"; High = "living very well off" or "living comfortably"; cPrevalence is based on bivariate association and is unadjusted; dOR adjusted for all factors in table; eAmong those reporting sexual intercourse (n = 246).

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