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Table 4 Background characteristics, SRH knowledge and sexual risk profile of sexually active SIYPs by age group (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)
10–14 years (N = 174)
n (%)
15–19 years (N = 373)
n (%)
20–24 years (N = 356)
n (%)
10–14 years (N = 103)
n (%)
15–19 years (N = 207)
n (%)
20–24 years (N = 232)
n (%)
10–14 years (N = 27)
n (%)
15–19 years (N = 96)
n (%)
20–24 years (N = 98)
n (%)
Gender
 Male98 (56.3%)194 (52.0%)231 (64.9%)57 (55.3%)120 (58.0%)149 (64.2%)15 (55.6%)58 (60.4%)66 (67.3%)
 Female76 (43.7%)179 (48.0%)125 (35.1%)46 (44.7%)87 (42.0%)83 (35.8%)12 (44.4%)38 (39.6%)32 (32.7%)
X2; p value9.34; p = 0.0026.27; p < 0.014.60; p = 0.03
Level of Education
 None119 (68.4%)176 (47.2%)150 (42.1%)74 (71.8%)104 (50.2%)92 (39.7%)18 (66.7%)38 (39.6%)28 (28.6%)
 Primary47 (27.0%)84 (22.5%)81 (22.8%)25 (24.3%)37 (17.9%)48 (20.7%)8 (29.6%)25 (26.0%)28 (28.6%)
 Secondary8 (4.6%)113 (30.3%)125 (31.1%)4 (3.9%)66 (31.9)92 (39.7%)1 (3.7%)33 (34.4%)42 (42.9%)
X2; p value3.02; p = 0.080.69; p = 0.415.93; p = 0.02
Employment Status
 Not working141 (81.0%)222 (59.7%)148 (41.6%)88 (85.4%)115 (55.8%)101 (43.5%)19 (70.4%)63 (65.6%)50 (52.1%)
 Working33 (19.0%)150 (40.3%)208 (58.4%)15 (14.6%)91 (44.2%)131 (56.5%)8 (29.6%)33 (34.4%)46 (47.9%)
X2; p value3.56; p = 0.060.06; p = 0.812.24; p = 0.13
Knowledge of modern contraceptives
 No74 (42.5%)71 (19.0%)93 (26.1%)48 (46.6%)138 (8.4%)53 (22.8%)8 (29.6%)10 (10.4%)9 (9.2%)
 Yes100 (57.5%)302 (81.0%)263 (73.9%)55 (53.4%)169 (81.6%)179 (77.2%)19 (70.4%)86 (89.6%)89 (90.8%)
X2; p value13.20; p < 0.0010.27; p = 0.6024.96; p < 0.001
Access to SRH information
 No170 (97.7%)304 (81.5%)273 (76.7%)99 (96.1%)164 (79.2%)184 (79.3%)25 (92.6%)77 (80.2%)71 (72.5%)
 Yes4 (2.3%)69 (18.5%)83 (23.3%)4 (3.9%)43 (20.8%)48 (20.7%)2 (7.4%)19 (19.8%)27 (27.5%)
X2; p value0.15; p = 0.700.12; p = 0.724.21; p = 0.04