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Table 2 Percentage distribution of 10-19 year-old adolescents that accept condom promotion and distribution among them and their peers by background and non background characteristics in Mpwapwa and Mbeya rural districts of Tanzania, 2011 (N = 1, 327)

From: Acceptability of condom promotion and distribution among 10–19 year-old adolescents in Mpwapwa and Mbeya rural districts, Tanzania

   Percent of adolescents that accept condom promotion and distribution  
Variable Number of adolescents Overall District P-value
    Mpwapwa Mbeya rural  
Sex 1,322 36.9 34.9 39.2 0.112
 Male 668 38.9 37.8 40.3  
 Female 654 34.7 32.1 38.1  
Age (in years) 1, 327 36.9 34.9 39.3 <0.001
 10-14 1,061 33.0 28.3 37.8  
 15-19 266 52.6 54.4 48.8  
Religion 1,319 36.9 34.9 39.2 0.284
 Christian 1,239 37.2 35.5 39.2  
 Muslim 80 31.3 28.8 38.1  
Living arrangement 1,311 37.0 35.0 39.4 0.037
 Lives with parent(s) 1,063 35.7 34.8 36.7  
 Lives with guardian 248 42.7 35.9 50.4  
Sexual activity 1,258 36.7 34.8 39.3 <0.001
 Active 275 61.8 63.7 58.3  
 Inactive 983 29.7 25.2 35.1  
Ever heard or seen a condom 1,325 37.0 34.9 39.5 0.263
 No 97 42.3 20.0 44.8  
 Yes 1,228 36.6 35.1 38.6  
Agreeability of condom effectiveness in preventing transmission of STIs 1,317 37.1 34.9 39.7 <0.001
 Agree 1,070 39.6 38.4 41.1  
 Do not agree 133 15.0 19.3 8.0  
 Difficult to say 144 38.6 22.4 55.4  
Do you know a place where condoms are available or distributed freely? 1,323 36.9 35.0 39.2 0.011
 No 1,072 35.3 34.3 36.3  
 Yes 251 43.8 37.2 54.7  
Feelings about condom price 1,315 36.9 35.0 39.2 <0.001
 Too costly 35 48.6 46.2 55.6  
 Fair 392 47.2 44.2 55.1  
 Don’t know 888 31.9 27.8 35.4  
How would you feel being seen by a parent/guardian holding or buying a condom? 1,298 37.1 34.9 39.8 <0.001
 Comfortable 116 62.9 54.6 74.0  
 Uncomfortable 1,182 34.5 32.9 36.6  
  1. Due to missing responses, some variable categories do not add up to 1,327. P-values are based on Pearson’s Chi Square test between each of the variables and the overall acceptance of condom promotion and distribution.