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Table 1 General characteristics of the students

From: A call for parental monitoring to improve condom use among secondary school students in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

  Total (n = 2,217) Male (n = 1,335) Female (n = 882) p-value
  n (%) n (%) n (%)  
Age (yrs)     
 < 20 years 1404 (63.3) 715 (53.6) 689 (78.1) < 0.001
 ≥ 20 years 813 (36.7) 620 (46.4) 193 (21.9)  
Secondary school class     
 Ordinary-level 575 (25.9) 256 (19.2) 319 (36.2) < 0.001
 Advanced-level 1642 (74.1) 1079 (80.8) 563 (63.8)  
Religion     
 Christian 1447 (65.3) 875 (65.5) 572 (64.9) 0.77
 Other 770 (34.7) 460 (34.5) 310 (35.1)  
Family structure     
 Both biological parents 1213 (54.8) 734 (55.0) 479 (54.4) 0.03
 One biological parent 367 (16.6) 200 (15.0) 167 (18.9)  
 Other 635 (28.6) 400 (30.0) 235 (26.7)  
Father's or guardian's job     
 Employed 1992 (95.5) 1197 (94.8) 795 (96.5) 0.10
 Unemployed 94 (4.5) 65 (5.2) 29 (3.5)  
Wealth Index     
 Low 713 (32.2) 466 (34.9) 247 (28.0) < 0.001
 Middle 760 (34.3) 459 (34.4) 301 (34.1)  
 High 744 (33.6) 410 (30.7) 334 (37.9)  
Ever had sexual intercourse     
 Yes 891 (40.2) 709 (53.1) 182 (20.6) < 0.001
 No 1326 (59.8) 626 (46.9) 700 (79.4)  
Sexually active in the past one year     
 Yes 665 (30.3) 518 (39.3) 147 (16.8) < 0.001
 No 1529 (69.7) 800 (60.7) 729 (83.2)