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Table 4 Socio-demographic, educational and parental characteristics by discussion on SRH issues with parents and peers during the last 6 months, among female students, Mekelle, north Ethiopia, 2012

From: Sexual and reproductive health communication and awareness of contraceptive methods among secondary school female students, northern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Discussed on SRH issues with parent Pearson Chi2 Discussed on SRH issues with peers Pearson Chi2
Yes No p-value Yes No p-value
Respondents’ age in years    0.132    0.003
13-15 70(37.2%) 118(62.8%)   104(55.3%) 84(44.7%)  
16-17 178(44.8%) 219(55.2%)   233(58.7%) 164(41.3%)  
18-21 103(46.4%) 119(53.6%)   156(70.3%) 66(29.7%)  
Respondents’ religion    0.127    0.530
Orthodox 306(44.3%) 384(55.7%)   427(61.9%) 263(38.1%)  
Muslim 21(31.8%) 45(68.2%)   37(56.1%) 29(43.9%)  
Other 24(47.1%) 27(52.9%)   29(56.9%) 22(43.1%)  
Respondents’ origin of residence area    0.701    0.188
Urban 55(45.1%) 67(54.9%)   68(55.7%) 54(44.3%)  
Rural 296(43.2%) 389(56.8%)   425(62.0%) 260(38.0%)  
Respondents’ educational level    0.167    < 0.001
Junior school (grade 9th and 10th) 190(41.4%) 269(58.6%)   245(53.4%) 214(46.6%)  
Senior school (grade 11th and 12nd) 161(46.3%) 187(53.7%)   248(71.3%) 100(28.7%)  
Stream of study (n = 348)    0.233    0.638
Social sciences 35(40.7%) 51(59.3%)   63(73.3%) 23(26.7%)  
Natural sciences 126(48.1%) 136(51.9%)   185(70.6%) 77(29.4%)  
School attending    0.113    0.121
Public 310(44.6%) 385(55.4%)   432(62.2%) 263(47.8%)  
Private 41(36.6%) 71(63.4%)   61(54.5%) 51(45.5%)  
Fathers’ level of education    0.269    0.064
No education 94(39.3%) 145(60.7%)   146(61.1%) 93 (38.9%)  
Primary education 66(41.5%) 93(58.5%)   88 (55.3%) 71(44.7%)  
Secondary education 97(48.0%) 105(52.0%)   138 (68.3%) 64(31.7%)  
Tertiary education 94(45.4%) 113(54.6%)   121(58.5%) 86(41.5%)  
Mothers’ level of education    0.685    0.046
No education 128(41.0%) 184(59.0%)   196(82.8%) 116(17.3%)  
Primary education 98(43.9%) 125(56.1%)   137(61.4%) 86(38.6%)  
Secondary education 65(46.4%) 75(53.6%)   93(66.4%) 47(33.6%)  
Tertiary education 60(45.5%) 72(54.5%)   67(50.8%) 65(49.2%)