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Table 3 Multivariable analysis of factors associated with communication on SRH issues among preparatory school students in Debre Tabor, Northcentral Ethiopia, 2019

From: Parental communication on sexual and reproductive health issues and its associated factors among preparatory school students in Debre Tabor, Northcentral Ethiopia: institution based cross-sectional study

Variables Discuss on SRH issues COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
NO N (%) Yes N (%)
Religion of the study participants
 Orthodox 114 (95.0) 272 (99.3) 6.81 (1.36, 34.25)a 0.82 (0.13, 5.18)
 Muslim 6 (5.0) 2 (0.7) 1 1
Stream of the study participants
 Natural 66 (55.0) 181 (66.1) 1.54 (1.00, 2.38) 0.64 (0.34, 1.19)
 Social 54 (45.0) 93 (33.9) 1 1
Grade of the study participants
 11th 67 (55.8) 115 (42.0) 0.60 (0.39, 0.92)a 0.31 (0.17, 0.58)b
 12th 53 (44.2) 159 (58.0) 1 1
Feel embraced to discuss SRH issues
 Yes 80 (66.7) 124 (45.3) 0.38 (0.24, 0.60)a 0.31 (0.17, 0.56)b
 No 40 (33.3) 150 (54.7) 1 1
Family size
 1–4 24 (20.0) 116 (42.3) 2.59 (1.58, 4.22)a 2.46 (1.25, 4.84)b
 5 and more 96 (80.0) 158 (57.7) 1 1
Do you think discussing about SRH issue is important
 Yes 71 (57.3) 234 (86.7) 1.97 (1.23, 3.16)a 10.83 (5.07, 23.17)b
 No 53 (42) 36 (13.3) 1 1
Occupation of the mother
 Housewife 95 (76.6) 191 (69.7) 1.06 (0.60, 1.86) 1.13 (0.45, 2.84)
 Government employee 5 (4.0) 25 (9.1) 2.67 (0.90, 7.92) 3.71 (0.97, 14.12
 Private employee 1 (0.8) 15 (5.5) 7.49 (0.93, 60.60) 11.53 (1.20, 110.45)b
 Merchant 23 (18.5) 43 (15.7) 1 1
Currently live with
 Mother and father 104 (86.7) 177 (66.5) 0.18 (0.08, 0.40)a 0.15 (0.06, 0.36)b
 Mother only 8 (6.7) 15 (5.6) 0.16 (0.05, 0.51)a 0.03 (0.01, 0.15)b
 Father only 1 (0.8) 7 (2.6) 0.73 (0.08, 6.84) 0.72 (0.07, 7.60)
 Live alone 7 (5.8) 67 (25.2) 1 1
  1. 1: reference
  2. aSignificant in the bivariable analysis
  3. bSignificant in the multivariable analysis