Table 5

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

Ever had sexual intercourse

First intercourse age 13

No condom use at last sexual intercourse

Had been pregnant or gotten someone pregnant






Factor

n

% (CI)c

Adj. OR (95% CI)d

n

% (CI)c

Adj. OR (95% CI)d

% (CI)c

Adj. OR (95% CI)d

% (CI)c

Adj. OR (95% CI)d


Gender

Male

510

45.3 (± 3.1)

10.92 (7.25, 16.44)

230

50.7 (± 6.0)

3.45 (1.40, 8.51)

69.6 (± 5.5)

1.14 (0.52, 2.53)

7.2 (± 3.1)

N/Ae

Femalea

463

7.8 (± 1.7)

1.00

35

28.6 (± 5.4)

1.00

65.7 (± 5.7)

1.00

0

Age Group (in years)

12 to 14a

292

18.5 (± 2.5)

1.00

54

79.6 (± 5.0)

1.00

75.5 (± 5.3)

1.00

3.7 (± 2.4)

1.00

15 to 16

464

26.1 (± 2.8)

1.85 (1.24, 2.76)

121

43.0 (± 6.1)

0.20 (0.09, 0.43)

67.2 (± 5.8)

0.66 (0.32, 1.39)

2.6 (± 2.0)

0.68 (0.11, 4.26)f

17 to 20

171

46.2 (± 3.2)

4.62 (2.83, 7.54)

77

28.6 (± 5.6)

0.11 (0.05, 0.25)

68.8 (± 5.8)

0.68 (0.30, 1.54)

14.1 (± 4.3)

3.62 (0.72, 18.15)f

Subjective Economic Statusb

Low

387

27.4 (± 2.8)

0.73 (0.51, 1.03)

105

42.9 (± 6.0)

0.90 (0.51, 1.60)

68.9 (± 5.6)

0.98 (0.55, 1.73)

7.8 (± 3.3)

0.99 (0.33, 2.92)

Higha

561

28.2 (± 2.9)

1.00

158

50.6 (± 6.0)

1.00

69.5 (± 5.6)

1.00

5.3 (± 2.8)

1.00

School Geography

Urban

483

28.6 (± 2.8)

1.35 (0.96, 1.90)

138

54.3 (± 6.0)

1.59 (0.91, 2.77)

67.0 (± 5.7)

0.82 (0.47, 1.43)

3.7 (± 2.3)

0.55 (0.17, 1.71)

Rurala

490

26.3 (± 2.8)

1.00

127

40.2 (± 5.9)

1.00

71.0 (± 5.5)

1.00

8.9 (± 3.5)

1.00

Total

973

27.4 (± 2.8)

N/A

265

47.5 (± 6.0)

N/A

69.1 (± 5.6)

N/A

6.6 (± 3.0)

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; eNot calculated as prevalence for females = 0; fincludes males only

Springer et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2006 6:3   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-6-3

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