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Table 5 Comparison of risk sexual behavior variable (Multiple sexual partnerships) 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 Multiple sexual partnership Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
   Yes No   
Parents know whereabouts Always 159 (38.4) 483 (62.8) 0.49 (0.57, 2.43) 1.11 (0.49, 2.03)
Sometimes 175 (42.3) 216 (28.1) 1.32 (0.95, 3.32) 1.87 (0.87, 4.53)
Never 80 (19.3) 78 (10.1) 1.00 1.00
Parents know your close friends All of them 145 (35.2) 504 (65.4) 1.64 (1.17, 2.34)* 0.82 (0.38, 1.79)
Some of them 166 (40.3) 178 (23.1) 2.56 (0.26, 4.26) 2.01 (0.59, 5.63)
Not at all 101 (24.5) 89 (11.5) 1.00 1.00
Parents know what you are doing when you are away from home Always 138 (33.4) 464 (60.3) 1.24 (0.16, 9.33) 2.93 (1.45, 4.35)**
Sometimes 162 (39.2) 212 (27.5) 1.67 (0.51, 5.41) 2.54 (0.87, 5.33)
Never 113 (27.4) 94 (12.2) 1.00 1.00
Parents know your plans for the coming day Always 201 (48.6) 556 (72.2) 1.58 (0.94, 3.89) 2.21 (0.81, 4.52)
Sometimes 149 (36.1) 120 (15.6) 1.44 (0.88, 2.36) 0.90 (0.44, 1.86)
Never 63 (15.3) 94 (12.2) 1.00 1.00
Family connectedness Low 298 (72.2) 164 (21.3) 1.00 1.00
High 115 (27.8) 606 (78.7) 0.93 (0.89, 3.54) 2.83 (2.61, 6.73)**
Parents know about your close friends activities and interest Yes 163 (39.4) 440 (57.2) 1.12 (0.36, 1.22) 2.30 (0.14, 0.67)**
  No 250 (60.6) 330 (42.8) 1.00 1.00
  1. *Significant for COR **Significant for AOR.