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Table 1 Individual Characteristics and Knowledge of Sexual and Reproductive Health of SIYPs by Sex and Age (N = 1505)

From: Factors associated with sexual and reproductive health behaviour of street-involved young people: findings from a baseline survey in Southwest Nigeria

Individual CharacteristicsMale (N = 867) n (%)Female (N = 638) n (%)X2; p valueTotal (N = 1505) n (%)
Variables
Age GroupMean Age – 17.93Mean Age – 17.65 
 10–14185 (21.3%)138 (21.6%)X2 = 9.33 p = 0.01323 (21.5%)
 15–19333 (38.4%)289 (45.3%)622 (41.3%)
 20–24349 (40.3%)211 (33.1%)560 (37.2%)
Level of Education
 None464 (53.5%)300 (47.0%)X2 = 6.25 p = 0.044764 (50.8%)
 Primary182 (21.0%)150 (23.5%)332 (22.1%)
 Secondary221 (25.5%)188 (29.5%)409 (27.1%)
Employment Status
 Not working449 (51.8%)412 (64.6%)X2 = 24.56 p < 0.001861 (57.2%)
 Working418 (48.2%)226 (35.4%)644 (42.8%)
Knowledge of modern contraceptives
 No262 (30.2%)154 (24.1%)X2 = 6.80 p < 0.01416 (27.6%)
 Yes605 (69.8%)484 (75.9%)1089 (72.4%)
Access to SRH information
 No764 (88.1%)500 (78.4%)X2 = 25.98 p < 0.0011264 (84.0%)
 Yes103 (11.9%)138 (21.6%)241 (16.0%)
Ever had sexual relationship
 No319 (36.8%)218 (34.2%)X2 = 1.10 p = 0.29537 (35.7%)
 Yes548 (63.2%)420 (65.8%)968 (64.3%)
Knowledge of Sexual and Reproductive Health by Age
Variables10–14 (N = 323) n (%)15–19 (N = 622) n (%)20–24 (N = 560) n (%)X2; p value
Knowledge of modern contraceptives
 No (416)131 (40.6%)140 (22.5%)145 (25.9%)X2 = 35.99 p < 0.001
 Yes (1089)192 (59.4%)482 (77.5%)415 (74.1%)
Access to SRH information
 No (1264)311 (96.3%)518 (83.4%)435 (77.7%)X2 = 50.88 p < 0.001
 Yes (241)12 (3.7%)104 (16.7%)125 (22.3%)