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Table 2 Parental and other related characteristics of secondary and preparatory school students of Aksum town, northern Ethiopia, 2018 (n = 496)

From: Risky sexual behavior practice and associated factors among secondary and preparatory school students of Aksum town, northern Ethiopia, 2018

Variable (n = 496) Frequency (%)
Father currently alive
 Yes 444 (89.7)
 No 51 (10.3)
Father’s educational status
 Can’t read and write 38 (7.7)
 Read and write 235 (47.6)
 Elementary 139 (28.1)
 High school College and above 82 (16.6)
Father’s employment status
 Employed 247 (50.3)
 Unemployed 244 (47.7)
Mother currently alive
 Yes 466 (94.1)
 No 28 (5.9)
Mother’s educational status
 Can’t read and write 104 (21.1)
 Read and write 212 (42.9)
 Elementary 114 (23.1)
 High school college and above 64 (13.0)
Mother’s employment status
 Employed 165 (33.5)
 Unemployed 328 (66.5)
Parents control students
 Yes 464 (93.7)
 No 31 (6.3)
Discuss on SRH issues with parents
 Yes 377 (76.3)
 No 117 (24.7)
Have you ever consumed alcohol
 Yes 114 (23.0)
 NO 381 (77.0)
Have you ever smoke cigarette
 Yes 23 (4.6)
 No 472 (95.4)
Pocket money per month
 1–150 birr 349 (70.5)
 151–250 birr 62 (12.5)
 251–500 birr 30 (6.1)
 > 500 birr 54 (10.9)
Peer pressure
 Yes 59 (11.9)
 No 435 (88.1)
Ever seen/read pornography
 Yes 160 (32.3)
 No 335 (67.7)
Ever had sexual intercourse
 Yes 115 (23.7)
 No 376 (76.6)
Age at first sex (n = 115)
 < 18 years 110 (95.6)
 > 18 years 5 (4.4)
Relationship of first sexual partner
 Boy/girlfriend 84 (73.7)
 Teacher 30 (25.3)
 Others 1 (1)
Initiations of first sex
 Own will 68 (60.8)
 Forced 18 (16.0)
 For money 10 (9.0)
 Materials/gifts 16 (14.2)
Lifetime sexual partners
 One 84 (73.7)
 Two and more 30 (26.3)
Sexual partners in the last 12 month
 One 68 (60.7)
 Two and more 44 (29.3)
Ever had sex for cash or gift
 Yes 39 (32)
 No 83 (68)
Condom used for first sex
 Yes 65 (55.6)
 No 52 (44.4)
Suggestion for condom use
 Myself 45 (39.8)
 My partner 24 (21.2)
 Joint 44 (38.9)
Use condom at last sexual intercourse
 Yes 56 (48.7)
 No 59 (51.3)
Consistence condom use
 Yes 62 (53.4)
 No 54 (46.6)
Partner’s objection on condom use
 Yes 41 (35.0)
 No 76 (65.0)