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Table 3 Factors associated with premarital sex of high school youths in Debretabor town, South Gondar, 2017

From: Premarital sexual practice and associated factors among high school youths in Debretabor town, South Gondar zone, North West Ethiopia, 2017

Variable Premarital sex COR (95% CI) AOR (95 CI) P-value
Yes No
Sex
 Male 153 (69%) 69 (21%) 1 1  
 Female 219 (85%) 39 (15%) 0.39 (0.25, 0.61) 0.81 (0.43, 1.52) 0.51
Age
 15–19 273 (80%) 69 (20%) 1 1  
 18–24 99 (72%) 39 (28%) 1.55 (0.98, 2.45) 1.39 (0.71, 2.70) 0.34
Residence
 Rural 172 (72%) 67 (28%) 1 1  
 Urban 200 (83%) 41 (17%) 0.52 (0.33, 0.81) 0.51 (0.27, 0.96) 0.04
Live with whom
 Alone 13 (52%) 12 (48%) 1 1  
 Parent 338 (79%) 90 (21%) 0.28 (0.12, 0.65) 0.44 (0.14, 1.37) 0.0.16
 Friends 21 (78%) 6 (22%) 0.31 (0.09, 1.0) 0.73 (0.14, 3.78) 0.70
Pocket money
 Yes 73 (65%) 39 (35%) 1 1  
 No 299 (81%) 69 (19%) 0.43 (0.27, 0.69) 0.82 (0.42, 1.62) 0.57
Attending religious education
 Yes 349 (82%) 78 (18%) 1 1  
 No 23 (43%) 30 (57%) 5.83 (3.21, 10.59) 7.4 (3.32, 16.43) 0.00
Discussed about sexual issue with parents
 Yes 136 (73%) 51 (27%) 1 1  
 No 236 (81%) 57 (18%) 0.64 (0.41, 0.99) 0.49 (0.20, 1.18) 0.115
Peer friend initiate you
 Yes 20 (49%) 21 (515) 1 1 1
 No 352 (80%) 87 (20%) 0.23 (0.12, 0.45) 0.97 (0.2, 3.47) 0.969
Do you have boy/girl friend
 Yes 93 (43%) 124 (57%)   1  
 No 15 (6%) 248 (94%) 12.40 (6.89, 22.28) 9.66 (4.80, 19.43) 0.000
Pornography watching
 Yes 44 (61%) 28 (39%) 9.13 (5.27, 15.81) 5.15 (2.56, 10.37) 0.00
 No 59 (15%) 343 (85%) 1 1  
Have you ever drink alcoholic beverage
 Never 283 (85%) 49 (15%) 1 1 1
 Less than twice a week 63 (66%) 32 (34%) 2.93 (1.74, 4.94) 2.52 (1.22, 5.21) 0.01
 Twice a week 19 (59%) 13 (41%) 3.95 (1.83, 8.51) 2.67 (0.99, 7.21) 0.053
 Everyday 7 (33%) 14 (67%) 11.55 (4.43, 30.06) 9.43 (2.86, 31.14) 0.000