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Table 1 Background characteristics of adolescents

From: Determinants of communication on sexual issues between adolescents and their parents in the Adaklu district of the Volta region, Ghana: a multinomial logistic regression analysis

Characteristics Number Percent
Sex
 Male 89 40.3
 Female 132 59.7
Age group
 10–14 100 45.2
 15–19 121 54.8
Educational level attained
 No education 32 14.5
 Primary 96 43.4
 Secondary 93 42.1
Current school attendance
 Schooling 199 90.0
 Not schooling 22 10.0
Adolescent club membership
 Not a member 77 34.8
 Member 144 65.2
Living arrangements
 Living with both Parents 86 38.9
 Living with father only 43 19.5
 Living with mother only 92 41.6
 Living with older brother(s) 54 24.4
 Living with older sister(s) 50 22.6
Frequency of communicating with father
 Easy 97 43.9
 Average 32 14.5
 Difficult 92 41.6
Frequency of communicating with mother
 Easy 144 65.2
 Average 29 13.1
 Difficult 48 21.7
Sexual history
 Never had sex 172 77.8
 Ever had sex 49 22.2
History of contraception
 Never use contraceptives 179 81.0
 Ever use contraceptives 42 19.0
Sexual harassment
 Not sexually harassed 176 79.6
 Sexually harassed 45 20.4
Communication on sexual issues with parents
 Both parents 25 11.3
 Only one parent 61 27.6
 No parent 135 61.1