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Table 2 Distribution of experiences of adolescents on premarital sexual practices, in Tigray, refugee camps, northern Ethiopia May, 2018

From: Premarital sexual practice and associated factors among adolescents in the refugee camps in Tigray, northern Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percent (%)
Have had ever sex (n = 536)
 No 281 52.4
 Yes 255 47.6
Had boy/girl friend (n = 536)
 Yes 347 64.7
 No 189 35.3
Age of first sex (n = 255)
 < 14 92 36.1
 14–19 137 53.7
 20–24 26 10.2
Relationship to first sexual partner (n = 255)
 Acquaintances 167 65.5
 Friend 88 34.5
Reason for first sex (n = 255)
 Fall in love 34 13.3
 Desire to practice sex 103 40.4
 To get money and other gifts 30 11.8
 Peer pressure 88 34.5
Motivation for premarital sex (n = 255)
 Watching pornography 79 31.0
 Watching erotic films 93 36.5
 Being intoxicated/drunk 67 26.3
 I don’t know 16 6.3
Did you use any contraceptive methods during your last sex (n = 255)
 Yes 154 60.4
 No 101 39.6
Reason for not using contraceptives
 Trust partner 44 26.0
 Ashamed to ask partners 6 3.6
 Ashamed to buy 64 37.9
 Partner objected 9 5.3
 No sexual experience 46 27.2