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Table 2 Logistic regression indicating factors associated with pre-marital sexual debut among never married in-school adolescents Eastern Hararge Zone, Oromia Regional State, Eastern Ethiopia 2011

From: Pre-marital sexual debut and its associated factors among in-school adolescents in eastern Ethiopia

Variable Pre-marital sexual debut Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Yes No
Family Residence:     
 Rural 444 1457 1 1
 Urban 242 623 1.27 (1.06–1.53) 1.42 (1.17–1.73)
Respondent’s sex:     
 Male 571 1414 1 1
 Female 115 666 0.43 (0.34–0.53) 0.44 (0.35–0.56)
Family Wealth Index:     
 Low 142 449 1  
 Average 436 1294 1.07 (0.07–1.32) 1.19 (0.93–1.51)
 High 108 337 1.01 (0.76–1.35) 1.04 (0.75–1.44)
Pocket money (Birr):     
 < 100 277 1047 1 1
 100–200 296 804 1.39 (1.15–1.68) 1.28 (1.05–1.55)
 >200 113 229 1.87 (1.44–2.42) 1.56 (1.19–2.04)
Mother’s educational status:     
 No education 441 1366 1 1
 Primary 136 409 1.03 (0.83–1.29) 1.04 (0.82–1.31)
 Secondary 38 89 1.32 (0.89–1.96) 1.30 (0.86–1.97)
 12 and above 16 30 1.65 (0.89–3.10) 1.74 (0.91–3.33)
Respondent’s birth order:     
 Middle 490 1460 1 1
 First 163 552 0.88 (0.72–1.08) 0.87 (0.70–1.08)
 Only child 33 68 1.45 (0.94–2.22) 1.30 (0.81–2.08)
Perceived self-educational rank:     
 Top 214 711 1 1
 Average 415 1329 1.13 (0.94–1.36) 1.19 (0.98–1.44)
 Low 21 40 1.74 (1.01–3.02) 1.89 (1.07–3.34)
Living arrangement:     
 With family/relative 437 1362 1 1
 Rental alone 116 277 131 (1.03–1.66) 1.32 (1.03–1.70)
 Rental in group 133 441 0.94 (0.75–1.17) 0.91 (0.72–1.14)
Perceived self-confidence:     
 Not confident 389 904 1 1
 Confident 297 1176 0.59 (0.49–0.70) 0.62 (0.52–0.74)