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Table 4 Bivariate and multivariate analysis of factors associated with communication on SRH issues with parents among secondary and preparatory schools students in Debremarkos town, July 2012

From: Assessment of adolescents’ communication on sexual and reproductive health matters with parents and associated factors among secondary and preparatory schools’ students in Debremarkos town, North West Ethiopia

Variable Communication on SRH issues with parents
   Crude OR(95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Age 10-14 years 2.0(0.5, 7.7) 1.1(0.2, 5.0)
15-19 years 1.1(0.6, 2.0) 0.8(0.4, 1.5)
20-24 years 1 1
Sex Male 1 1
Female 1.2(0.9, 1.7) 1.2(0.9, 1.7)
Grade 9th 1 1
10th 0.8(0.5, 1.2) 0.7(0.5, 1.1)
11th 0.7(0.4, 1.1) 0.6(0.4, 1.0)
12th 0.4(0.2, 0.7)** 0.4(0.2, 0.7)**
With whom respondents live Father & mother 1.3(1.0, 1.9)** 1.3(0.9, 1.8)
Others 1 1
Family size < 3 0.6(0.3, 1.2) 0.5(0.2, 0.9)**
4-6 1.1(0.7, 1.6) 1.0(0.6, 1.5)
>7 1 1
Residence Urban 1.1(0.7, 1.7) 1.0(0.6, 1.6)
Rural 1 1
Educational status of father Unable to read and write 1 1
Able to read and write only 0.9(0.5, 1.6) 0.8(0.4, 1.4)
Grade 1-6 1.7(0.9, 3.1) 1.4(0.7, 2.9)
Grade 7-12 1.3(0.7, 2.4) 1.0(0.4, 2.2)
Above grade 12 1.1(0.6, 1.8) 0.7(0.3, 1.6)
Mother educational status Unable to read and write 1 1
Able to read and write 2.2(1.4, 3.3)** 2(1.3, 3.1)**
Grade 1-6 1.3(0.7, 2.3) 1.1(0.6, 1.9)
Grade 7-12 1.7(1.0, 2.8)** 1.4(0.8, 2.3)
Above 12 1.6(1.0, 2.7)** 1.3(0.8, 2.2)
Occupation of father Employed (private) 1.1(0.5, 2.1) 1.1(0.5, 2.5)
Employed (government) 0.7(0.3, 1.5) 0.8(0.3, 1.8)
Small scale merchant 1.0(0.5, 2.0) 1.0(0.4, 2.2)
Farmer 0.8(0.4, 1.6) 0.9(0.4, 2.1)
Others 1 1
Occupation of mother Housewife 1 1
Employed (private) 1.3(0.8, 2.1) 1.4(0.7, 2.8)
Employed (government) 1.1(0.5, 2.1) 1.2(0.6, 2.5)
Small scale merchant 0.8(0.5, 1.4) 0.7(0.4, 1.4)
Farmer 0.9(0.6, 1.4) 1.0(0.6, 1.7)
Others 1.3(0.4, 3.7) 1.3(0.4, 4.1)
Knowledgeable about SRH issues Yes 0.9(0.7, 1.3) 1.0(0.7, 1.5)
No 1 1
Importance to discuss SRH issues with parent Yes 2.7(1.5,4.8)** 2.5(1.3, 4.5)**
No 1 1
Had ever got SRH information Yes 2.2(1.6,3.1)** 2(1.4, 2.9)**
No 1 1
Ever had sexual intercourse Yes 1.5(1.0, 2.2)** 1.7(1.1, 2.6)**
No 1 1
  1. **significant association.