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Table 2 Socio-demographic and behavioural correlates of sexual activity among in and out-of-school youths in Nekemte Town, Western Ethiopia, 2012

From: Assessment of risky sexual behaviors and risk perception among youths in Western Ethiopia: the influences of family and peers: a comparative cross-sectional study

Characteristics Total Ever had sex (%) Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Schooling status In-school 600 212 (35.3) 1.00 1.00
Out-of-school 583 241 (41.3) 3.99 (0.81, 2.47) 1.96 (0.29, 1.21)
Membership anti-AIDS movement club Club member 372 96 (25.8) 0.82 (1.01, 1.99) 1.45 (0.84, 3.88)
Non-club member 811 357 (44.0) 1.00 1.00
Peer pressure to have sex Yes 729 340 (46.6) 1.12 (0.88, 2.51) 1.96 (1.21, 3.04) **
No 454 113 (24.9) 1.00 1.00
Age group 15-19 572 159 (27.8) 1.00 1.00
20-24 611 294 (48.1) 0.77 (0.17, 1.43) 0.95 (0.23, 3.96)
Parental monitoring Lower 592 368 (61.6) 0.89 (0.43, 1.37) 1.48 (0.43, 2.52)
More 591 85 (14.3) 1.00 1.00
Parent youths discussion about sexual matters Yes 916 315 (34.3) 1.00 1.00
No 267 142 (53.1) 1.21 (1.08, 3.31) 2.23 (1.29, 3.96) **
Attending religious institution Never attend 50 182 (92.0) 0.92 (2.60, 3.52)* 1.66 (1.93, 3.31)**
Occasionally 357 174 (62.7) 3.57 (1.92, 6.66)* 3.73 (1.57, 8.85)**
Attend frequently 776 97 (22.4) 1.00 1.00
Best Friend experienced sex No 472 97 (20.6) 1.00 1.00
Yes 682 341 (50.0) 1.95 (0.44, 2.42) 1.41 (0.24, 0.91) **
Don’t Know 29 15 (51.7) 0.47 (0.21, 1.07) 0.40 (0.15, 1.06)
How many of your friends have had sex? None of them 431 28 (6.5) 1.00 1.00
Few of them 335 91 (27.1) 2.08 (1.10,3.90)* 1.48 (0.65, 10.81)
Half of them 210 150 (71.4) 1.66 (0.67, 4.1) 0.68 (0.16, 2.27)
Most of them 256 184 (71.9) 1.06 (0.54, 2.56) 1.87 (0.53, 3.25)
Living arrangement Both parents 615 69 (11.2) 1.00 1.00
Alone 335 236 (70.4) 2.53 (1.34, 4.76)* 1.43 (1.70, 5.92)**
Single parent 66 37 (56.0) 2.24 (0.76, 6.61) 1.33 (0.37, 4.79)
Relatives 67 46 (68.6) 2.68 (1.02,7.09)* 0.98 (2.24, 3.99)**
Friends 106 64 (60.4) 3.09 (1.25,7.60)* 1.04 (3.24, 4.58)**
Ever consumed alcohol Yes 842 373 (44.2) 2.38 (1.62, 3.49)* 3.41 (2.32, 6.16)**
No 341 80 (23.5) 1.00 1.00
Chew Khat Yes 173 130 (75.1) 1.60 (1.13, 2.27)* 1.25 (0.83, 1.89)
  No 1010 323 (31.9) 1.00 1.0
  1. *Significant for CrudeOR **Significant for AdjustedOR.