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Table 2 Predictors of primary and secondary sexual abstinence

From: Predictors of primary and secondary sexual abstinence among never-married youth in urban poor Accra, Ghana

Predictors of sexual abstinencePrimary sexual abstinence
vs.
Currently sexually active
Secondary abstinence
vs.
Currently sexually active
Relative Risk Ratio (RRR) (Standard Error)Relative Risk Ratio (RRR) (Standard Error)
Age0.86 (0.16)1.30 (0.25)
Sex
 Males (ref.)1.001.00
 Females0.34* (0.17)1.20 (0.61)
Schooling status
 Out of school (ref.)1.001.00
 In school3.62* (2.17)1.23 (0.87)
Ethnicity
 Ga/Dangme (ref.)1.001.00
 Akan1.95 (1.18)1.00 (0.64)
 Other3.24 (2.32)0.42 (0.37)
Importance of religion
 Very important (ref.)1.001.00
 Fairly important0.32* (0.18)0.73 (0.42)
Living arrangement
 Not living with parent(s) (ref.)1.001.00
 Living with Parent(s)0.76 (0.37)0.60 (0.30)
Household wealth status
 Poor (ref.)1.001.00
 Middle0.22 (0.18)0.60 (0.41)
 Rich1.20 (0.64)0.72 (0.43)
Household received social support
 No (ref.)1.001.00
 Yes2.89* (1.40)1.47 (0.77)
Locality of residence
 Ussher Town (ref.)1.001.00
 James Town1.82 (0.93)0.81 (0.45)
 Agbogbloshie0.12* (0.12)0.31 (0.29)
Discusses sex with fathers
 No (ref.)1.001.00
 Yes0.14* (0.13)0.08* (0.09)
Discusses sex with both parents
 No (ref.)1.001.00
 Yes12.90** (10.46)5.82* (4.74)
Discusses sex with friends
 No (ref.)1.001.00
 Yes0.11** (0.08)0.17* (0.12)
Pseudo R2 0.43
  1. *p < 0.05;**p < 0.01;***p < 0.001