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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants in Arba Minch University, Ethiopia, 2018/19

From: Effects of comprehensive sexuality education on the comprehensive knowledge and attitude to condom use among first-year students in Arba Minch University: a quasi-experimental study

Study group Variables Subcategories Pre-intervention N (%) Post-intervention N (%) p-value
Intervention group Sex Male 297 (74.1) 294 (74.2) X2 = 0.206
p = 0.694
Female 104 (25.9) 102 (25.8)
Age in year Mean ± SD 19.55 ± 1.94 19.60 ± 1.14  
Religion Orthodox 259 (64.6) 256 (64.6) X2 = 7.39
p = 0.807
Catholic 2 (0.5) 2 (0.5)
Protestant 97 (24.2) 95 (24.0)
Muslim 39 (9.7) 38 (9.6)
Others 4 (1.0) 5 (1.3)
Type of school attended Governmental 348 (86.8) 347 (87.6) X2 = 42
p = 0.654
Private 53 (13.2) 49 (12.4)
Participating in religion education Yes 353 (88) 367 (92.3) X2=0.069
p = 1.000
No 48 (12) 29 (7.3)
Ever discussed Sex-related matters Yes 170 (42.4) 236 (59.6) X2 = 0.796
p = 0.408
No 231 (57.8) 160 (40.4)
Control group Sex Male 250 (61.9) 245 (61.7) X2 = 0.58
p = 0.595
Female 154 (38.1) 152 (38.3)
Age in year Mean ± SD 19.67 ± 126 19.69 ± 1.17  
Religion Orthodox 278 (68.8) 275 (69.3) X2 = 9.49
p = 0.578
Catholic 8 (2) 6 (1.5)
Protestant 62 (15.3) 61 (15.4)
Muslim 54 (13/4) 53 (13.4)
Others 2 (0.5) 2 (0.5)
Type of school attended Governmental 351 (86.9) 349 (57.9) X2 = 1.19
p = 0.282
Private 53 (13.1) 48 (12.1)
Participating in religion education Yes 348 (86.1) 307 (77.3) X2 = 1.44
p = 0.235
No 56 (13.9) 90 (22.7)
Ever discussed Sex-related matters Yes 168 (41.6) 176 (44.3) X2=0.457
p = 0.539
No 236 (58.4) 221 (55.7)