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Table 1 Respondents’ socio-demographic characteristics, by sex

From: Influence of parental factors on adolescents’ transition to first sexual intercourse in Nairobi, Kenya: a longitudinal study

  Total (N = 1927) Males (n = 1002) Females (n = 925)
Baseline mean age in years (SE) 15.2 (0.05) 15.3 (0.07) 15.2 (0.07)
Baseline age group (%)    
 12–14 year olds 42.7 42.0 43.4
 15–17 year olds 36.3 37.1 35.5
 18–19 year olds 21.0 20.9 21.1
Baseline residence (%)    
 Korogocho 48.4 47.0 50.1
 Viwandani 51.6 53.1 50.0
Baseline living arrangements (%) *    
 With parent(s) 94.8 91.9 98.2
 Without parents 5.2 8.1 1.8
Baseline school enrollment (%)    
 In school 77.3 78.8 75.7
 Out of school 22.7 21.2 24.3
Sexual intercourse status at Wave 2 (%)    
 Non-virgins 21.9 23.9 19.6
 Transitions 6.0 5.9 6.0
 Virgins 72.2 70.2 74.4
  1. Notes: Estimates are weighted; SE = Standard Error
  2. *Significant difference at p < 0.05 between males and females based on chi-square tests