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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of participants

From: Fostering accurate HIV/AIDS knowledge among unmarried youths in Cameroon: Do family environment and peers matter?

Variables % or Mean ± SD (Sample size: N= 2 028)
Individual factors  
Gender Male 45.9
Age (in years) [range 12 - 29] 16.5 ± 4.2
Education (in years completed) [Range 0 - 24] 8.1 ± 2.9
Sexually experienced (% yes) 32.0
Migratory status (% migrant) 48.5
Religion  
   Catholics 68.1
   Protestants 26.3
   Other 5.6
Family environment  
Family structure  
   Two-parent 48.7
   Father-only 5.0
   Mother-only 17.2
   Brother/Sister 9.5
   Uncle/Aunts 5.6
   Grandparents 14.0
HWI (40% poorest) 29.9
Parent/guardian-child communication [Range 0 - 10] 1.566 ± 2.019
Education of parent/guardian  
   None 30.3
   Primary 40.2
   Secondary & + 29.5
Peer influences  
   Peer-to-peer communication [Range 0 - 10] 2.142 ± 2.259
Community characteristics  
CDI (40% poorest) 25.0
Urban Residence 17.4
  1. Source: CFHS (2002)