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Table 3 Background characteristics, SRH knowledge and sexual risk profile of sexually active SIYP by sex (N = 968)

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

VariablesInconsistent Use of Condom (N = 903)Multiple Partners (N = 542)Transactional Sex (N = 221)
Male (N = 523)
n (%)
Female (N = 380)
n (%)
Χ2 (p-value)Male (N = 326)
n (%)
Female (N = 216)
n (%)
Χ2 (p-value)Male (N = 139)
n (%)
Female N = (82)
n (%)
Χ2 (p-value)
Age Group
 10–14 years98 (18. 7%)76 (20.0%)Χ2 = 8.49
p = 0.01
57 (17.5%)46 (21.3%Χ2 = 4.18
p = 0.12
15 (10.8%)12 (14.6%)Χ2 = 7.56
p = 0.02
 15–19 years194 (37.1%)179 (47.1%)120 (36.8%)87 (40.3%)58 (41.7%)38 (46.3%)
 20–24 years231 (44.2%)125 (32.9%)149 (45.7%)83 (38.4%)66 (47.5%)32 (39.0%)
Level of Education
 None275 (52.6%)170 (44.8%)Χ2 = 7.60
p = 0.02
164 (50.3%)106 (49.1%)Χ2 = 6.17
p = 0.05
53 (38.1%)31 (37.8%)Χ2 = 12.53
p = 0.002
 Primary117 (22.4%)95 (25.0%)73 (22.4%)37 (17.1%)36 (25.9%)25 (30.5%)
 Secondary131 (25.1%}115 (30.3%)89 (27.3%)73 (33.8%)50 (36.0%)26 (31.7%)
Employment status
 Not working270 (51.6%)241 (63.6%)Χ2 = 3.56
p = 0.06
174 (53.4%)130 (60.5%)Χ2 = 0.06
p = 0.81
78 (56.1%)54 (67.5%)Χ2 = 2.24
p = 0.13
 Working253 (48.4%)138 (36.4%)152 (46.6%)85 (39.5%)61 (43.9%)26 (32.5%)
Knowledge of modern contraceptives
 No155 (29.6%)83 (21.8%)Χ2 = 13.20
p < 0.001
88 (27.0%)51 (23.6%)Χ2 = 0.27
p = 0.60
17 (12.2%)10 (12.2%)Χ2 = 24.96
p < 0.001
 Yes368 (70.4%)297 (78.2%)238 (73.0%)165 (76.4%)122 (87.8%)72 (87.8%)
Access to SRH information
 No460 (88.0%)287 (75.5%)Χ2 = 0.15
p = 0.70
284 (87.1%)163 (75.5%)Χ2 = 0.13
p = 0.72
114 (82.0%)59 (72.0%)Χ2 = 4.21
p = 0.04
 Yes63 (12.0%)93 (24.5%)42 (12.9%)53 (24.5%)25 (18.0%)23 (28.0%)