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Table 2 Association between adolescent characteristics and communication on sexual with their parents

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

Factors Adolescent communication on sexual issues
With both Parents With Only One Parent With No Parents p-value
N % N % N %
Sex
 Male 6 6.7 15 16.9 68 76.4 0.001**
 Female 19 14.4 46 34.8 67 50.8
Age group
 10–14 7 7.0 30 30.0 63 63.0 0.174
 15–19 18 14.9 31 25.6 72 59.5
Educational level attained
 No education 4 12.5 10 31.3 18 56.3 0.977
 Primary 10 10.4 26 27.1 60 62.5
 Secondary 11 11.8 25 26.9 57 61.3
Current school attendance
 Schooling 22 11.1 55 27.6 122 61.3 0.935
 Not schooling 3 13.6 6 27.3 13 59.1
Adolescent club membership
 Not a member 7 9.1 14 18.2 56 72.7 0.031*
 Member 18 12.5 47 32.6 79 54.9
Living arrangements
 Living with both Parents 15 17.4 16 30.2 45 52.3 0.041*
 Living with father only 3 7.0 7 16.3 33 76.7
 Living with mother only 7 7.6 28 30.4 57 62.0
 Living with older brother(s) 10 18.5 14 25.9 30 55.6 0.156
 Living with older sister(s) 6 12.0 13 26.0 31 62.0 0.953
Frequency of communicating with father
 Easy 17 17.5 22 22.7 58 59.8 0.023*
 Average 5 15.6 8 25.0 19 59.4
 Difficult 3 3.3 31 33.7 58 63.0
Frequency of communicating with mother
 Easy 22 15.3 43 29.9 79 54.9 0.023*
 Average 2 6.9 9 31.0 18 62.1
 Difficult 1 2.1 9 18.8 38 79.2
Sexual history        
 Never had sex 17 9.9 43 25.0 112 65.1 0.068
 Ever had sex 8 16.3 18 36.7 23 46.9
History of contraception
 Never use contraceptives 17 9.5 45 25.1 117 65.4 0.022*
 Ever use contraceptives 8 19.0 16 38.1 18 42.9
Sexual harassment
 Not sexually harassed 22 12.5 48 27.3 106 60.2 0.544
 Sexually harassed 3 6.7 13 28.9 29 64.4
  1. **p = 0.001; * p < 0.05