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Table 6 Odds of peoples involved in the discussions and reasons for not discussing, Nekemte, west Ethiopia, 2012

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

People talked to young people Communicated about SRH during the last six months
   Yes No COR95%CI AOR95%CI
Mother Male 36(10.3%) 312(89.7%) 1.0 1.0
  Female 79(20.4%) 308(79.6%) 2.23(1.47-3.38 1.89(1.13-3.2)*
Sister Male 22(6.3%) 326(93.7%) 1.0 1.0
  Female 61(15.7%) 327(84.3%) 2.8(1.7-4.62) 2.16(1.19-3.89)*
Female friends- Male 47(13.7%) 348(86.3%) 1.0 1.0
  Female 223(57.2%) 360(42.5%) 8.28(5.85-11.73) 11.7(7.36-18.7)**
Male friends Male 199(57.2%) 149(48.8%) 11.8(11.2-25.4) 17.3(10.4-28.6)**
  Female 28(7.2%) 360(92.8%) 1.0 1.0
Reasons for not discussing SRH topics with parents
Because I fear my parents Male 231(55.5%) 185(44.5%) 1.0 1.0
  Female 75(19.6%) 307(80.4%) 0.19(0.14-0.27 077(0.40-1.5)
I feel embarrassed Male 27(32.9%) 55(67.1%) 1.0 1.0
  Female 332(30.5%) 756(69.5%) 0.89(0.55-0.98) 0.62(0.35-1.1)
Discussing SRH issues with parent is taboo Male 10(12.8%) 68(87.2%) 1.0 1.0
  Female 74(6.7%) 1024(93.3%) 0.49(0.24-0.99) 0.52(0.24-1.13)
My parents do not give me their time to listen Male 12(15.4%) 66(84.6%) 1.0 1.0
  Female 94(8.5%) 1006(91.5%) 0.51(0.26-0.98) 0.44(0.20-0.96)*
  1. **=P=0.001 *= P=0.05, 1.0= constant, AOR= adjusted odds Ratio, COR= Crude odds Ratio.
  2. CI= Confidence interval.