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Table 4 Comparison of risk sexual behavior variable (Premarital sex) and some characteristics of parenting process among 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 Had premarital sex Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
   Yes (%) No (%)   
Parents know whereabouts Always 152 (33.5) 426 (58.4) 0.71 (0.42, 2.82) 1.33 (0.59, 2.42)
Sometimes 185 (40.9) 220 (30.1) 1.58 (0.63, 3.12) 2.26 (0.48, 1.94)
Never 116 (25.6) 84 (11.5) 1.00 1.00
Parents know your close friends All of them 139 (30.7) 440 (60.3) 1.59 (1.29, 2.44)* 0.88 (0.58, 1.91)
Some of them 175 (38.6) 200 (27.4) 0.72 (0.42, 2.23) 1.32 (0.52, 3.92)
Not at all 139 (30.7) 90 (12.3) 1.00 1.00
Parents know what you are doing when you are away from home Always 173 (38.2) 471 (64.5) 1.04 (0.48, 0.84) 2.92 (1.84, 4.56)**
Sometimes 183 (40.4) 147 (20.2) 1.24 (0.16, 9.33) 2.93 (0.45, 4.35)
Never 97 (21.4) 112 (15.3) 1.00 1.00
Parents know your plans for the coming day Always 243 (53.7) 512 (70.1) 1.33 (0.68, 1.84) 0.83 (0.73, 2.42)
Sometimes 149 (32.8) 134 (18.3) 0.94 (0.59, 1.63) 0.90 (0.43, 1.87)
Never 106 (23.5) 85 (11.6) 1.00 1.00
Family connectedness Low 274 (60.4) 179 (24.5) 1.00 1.00
High 179 (39.6) 551 (75.5) 1.22 (0.88, 3.45) 1.96 (1.48, 3.58)**
Parents know about your close friends activities and interest Yes 148 (32.6) 353 (48.4) 1.27 (0.26, 2.23) 2.03 (0.48, 0.87)**
  No 305 (67.4) 377 (51.6) 1.00 1.00
  1. *Significant for CrudeOR **Significant for AdjustedOR.