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Table 5 Odds of socio-demographic characteristics predicting parent-young people communication about sex & reproductive health topics in 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

Variable Discussed about SRH topics OR95%CI
  Yes No COR95%CI AOR95%CI
Respondents” Age
 10-14 43(5.8%) 123(8. %) 0.86(0.59-1.25) 1.32(0.81-2.14)
 15-19 444(60.2%) 793(51.8%) 1.37(1.14-1.65) 1.57(1.26-1.97)**
 20-24 251(34%) 61440%) 1. 1.
Residence
 Urban 694(96%) 1282(85.6%) 4.03(2.71-6.0 2.81(1.83-4.31)**
 Semi-rural 29(4%) 216(14.4%) 1 1.
Respondents’ level of education
 1-8th grade 138(18.7%) 443(28.9%) 1 1
 9-12Th 451(61.1%) 793(51.8%) 1.83(1.46-2.28) 1.70(1.30-2.24)**
 Tertiary 147(19.9%) 272(17.8%) 1.74(1.32-2.29) 1.84(1.30-2.60)**
Living arrangement
 With both parents 391(35%) 846(53%) 0.86(0.66-1.1) 0.96(0.54-1.56)
 With mother 106(14.4%) 272(17.8%) 0.84(0.65-1.08) 0.99(0.75-1.31)
 With father 18(2.4%) 38(2.5%) 0.97(0.54-1.74) 1,18(0.61-2.27)
 With other relatives 189(25.6%) 316(20.7%) 1.29(1.05-1.58) 1.28(1.01-1.62)*
 Living Alone 34(4.6%) 58(3.8%) 1.0 1.0
Attending religious services
 Every often 401(54.5%) 787(51.2%) 1.0 1.0
 At least once a week 293(39.8%) 608(39.2%) 1.36(1,11-1.7) 1.38(0.92-2.1)
 Rarely 42(5.7%) 132(8.6%) 2.1(1.35-3.14) 1.38(0.91-2.1)
Mother’s education
 No education 293(42.3%) 693(48.4%) 1 1.
 1-8th grade 273(39.5%) 549(38.3%) 1.18(0.96-1.44) 0.77(0.55-1.1)
 High school+ 126(18.2%) 191(13.3%) 1.56(1.2-2.03) 0.81(.06-1.1)
Father’s education
 No education 180(25%) 390(26.9%) 1 1.
 1-8th grade 252(35%) 569(39.1%) 0.96(0.76-1.21) 0.84(0.64-1.08)
 High school+ 288(43%) 493(34%) 1.27(1.0-1.59) 0.94(0.70-1.26)
  1. ** = P=0.001, * = P=0.05.