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Table 3 a Association between knowledge about Family Planning and socio-demographic characteristics of sexually active immigrant youths. b Association between knowledge about Family Planning and Reproductive Health characteristics of sexually active immigrant youths

From: Factors associated with knowledge about family planning and access to sexual and reproductive health services by sexually active immigrant youths in Hillbrow, South Africa: a cross-sectional study

a
Variable Inadequate knowledge Adequate knowledge p-value
n = 203 (46.2%) n = 236 (53.8%)  
Sex     < 0.001
 Male 122 (67.0) 60 (33.0)  
 Female 81 (31.5) 176 (68.5)  
Age group     < 0.001
 18–24 99 (57.6) 73 (42.4)  
 25–29 55 (43.6) 71 (56.4)  
 30–34 49 (34.7) 92 (65.3)  
Highest level of education attained     < 0.01
 Primary/Incomplete secondary 78 (56.1) 61 (43.9)  
 Complete secondary/Higher 125 (41.7) 175 (58.3)  
Marital status     < 0.01
 Single 143 (52.0) 132 (48)  
 Married/Cohabiting 60 (36.6) 104 (63.4)  
Wealth index     < 0.001
 Poor 107 (60.8) 69 (39.2)  
 Middle 65 (39.9) 98 (60.1)  
 Rich 31 (31) 69 (69)  
b
Variable Inadequate knowledge Adequate knowledge p-value
n = 203 (46.2%) n = 236 (53.8%)  
Migration status     < 0.001
 Documented 86 (36.0) 153 (64.0)  
 Undocumented 117 (58.5) 83 (41.5)  
Duration of stay in Hillbrow    0.242
 0–2 years 54 (51.4) 51 (48.6)  
 3–5 years 71 (41.5) 100 (58.5)  
 6–20 years 78 (47.8) 85 (52.2)  
Discrimination in Hillbrow     < 0.01
 Yes 105 (41.3) 149 (58.7)  
 No 98 (53.0) 87 (47.0)  
Social support in South Africa     < 0.001
 Yes 142 (41.0) 204 (59.0)  
 No 61 (65.6) 32 (34.4)  
Information about family planning 6 months prior to survey     < 0.001
 Yes 70 (26.5) 194 (73.5)  
 No 133 (76.0) 42 (24.0)  
Current use of family planning     < 0.001
 Yes 151 (42.3) 206 (57.7)  
 No 52 (63.4) 30 (36.6)  
  1. ***p < 0.001, **p < 0.01, *p < 0.05