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Table 2 Predictors of parental discussions with their adolescents on reproductive health issues, Asella town, Arsi zone, Ethiopia, June, 2019 (n = 347)

From: Parental communication on sexual and reproductive health issues to their adolescents and affecting factors at Asella town, Ethiopia: a community-based, cross-sectional study

Variables Discussion on SRH issues COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Not Yes
Educational status Illiterate 48 37 1   1
Primary (1–8) 100 28 0.36 (0.44, 3.95) 1.22 (0.39, 3.77)
Secondary (9–12) 40 6 0.19 (1.097, 5.50) 0.42 (1.06, 5.53)
Diploma or above 79 9 0.14 (3.00, 15.24) 0.77 (2.03,11.2)
Marital status Widowed 198 34 1   1  
Single/guardian 35 15 2.49 (1.23, 5.05) 2.41 (1.13,5.15)
Divorced 23 16 4.05 (1.94, 8.44) 3.21 (1.47,7.01)
Live together 11 15 7.94 (3.36, 18.74) 3.36 (1.26,8.89)
Family size 1–2 87 35 1   1  
3–5 135 27 0.49 (0.28,.87) 0.64 (0.34, 1.22)
 > 5 45 18 0.99 (0.50, 1.94) 1.08 (0.50, 2.31)
Knowledge Not knowledgeable 38 59 1    
Knowledgeable 42 208 3.19 (1.88, 5.39) 3.001 (1.66,5.44)
Attitude Negative 72 8 1    1
Positive 70 19 2.44 (1.46, 6.97) 3.03 (1.37,6.70)
  1. Note: COR means for bivariate analysis & AOR means for mulitilogistic regression analysis
  2. COR = Crude Odd Ratio, AOR = Adjusted Odd Ratio