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Table 2 Socio-demographich characteristics and parent –young people communication about SRH during the last 6 months, Nekemte, west Ethiopia, 2012

From: Parent-young people communication about sexual and reproductive health in E/Wollega zone, West Ethiopia: Implications for interventions

  Communicated with parents/parent figures in the last 6 months
Variable Male Female
New Yes No Yes No
Sex 350(32.7%) 721(67.3%) 358(32.4%) 810(67.6%)
Age
 10-14 18(20.9%) 68(79.1%) 25(31.2%) 55(68.8%)
 15-19 207(37.1%) 351(62.9%) 237(34.9%) 442(65.1%)
 20-24 125(29.3%) 302(70.3%) 126(28.8%) 312(71.2%)
Respondents’ level of education
 1-8th grade 64(21.5%) 234(78.5%) 74(26.1) 209(73.9%)
 9-12th grade 224(37.3%) 377(62.7%) 227(35.5%) 416(64.5%)
 Tertiary 62(36.7%) 107(63.3%) 85(34%) 165(66%)
Residence area
 Urban 335(35.6%) 606(64.4%) 359(34.7%) 676(65.3%)
 Semi-urban 10(9.2%) 99(90.8%) 19(14%) 117(86%)
Religion     
 Catholic 7(29.2%) 17(70.8%) 15(44.1%) 19(55.9%)
 Protestant 171(34.1%) 331(65.9%) 193(34.1%) 421(68.6%)
 Muslim 31(27.9%) 80(72.1%) 33(33.3%) 66(66.7%)
 Orthodox 113(30.8%) 254(69.2%) 130(32%) 276(68%)
 Others* 28(41.8%) 39(58.2%) 17(37.8%) 28(62.2%)
Religion attendance
 Very often 120(46.3%) 275(34.1%) 259(32.7%) 534(67.3%)
 Often 117 (45.2%) 420(51.9%) 119(32.7%) 245(67.3%)
 Rarely 22(8.5%) 115(14.2%) 9(24.3% 28(75.7%)
Living arrangement
 Both parents 200(32.7%) 441(67.3%) 191(30.5%) 435(69.5%)
 Mother alone 49(29%) 120(71.1%) 56(27.2%) 150(72.8%)
 Father alone 10(37%) 17(63%) 7(25%) 21(75%)
 Other relatives** 47(32.1%) 53(67.9%) 17(37.9%) 29(63.1%)
Father’s level of education
 No education 68(28.5%) 171(71.5%) 112(33.8%) 219(66.2%)
 1-8th grade 115(30%) 268(70%) 137(31.3%) 301(68.7%)
 9-12th grade+ 155(39.7%) 235(60.3%) 133(34%) 258(66%)
Mothers’ level of education
 No education 128(28.1%) 328(71.9%) 165(31.1%) 365(68.9%)
 1-8th grade 122(33.6%) 24(66.4%) 151(32.9%) 308(67.1%)
 9-12th grade+ 69(41.1%) 99(58.9%) 57(38.3%) 92(61.7%)
  1. **=Aunt, grand parents, uncle, sister, brother etc.