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Table 1 Demographic Characteristics of the Respondents by Gender

From: Sexual behavior and experience of sexual coercion among secondary school students in three states in North Eastern Nigeria

Age    
Variable Male (N = 327) Female (N = 297) Total (N = 624)
   10–14 73 (22) 89 (30) 162 (26)
   15–19 133 (41) 195 (66) 328 (53)
   20–24 74 (23) 3 (1) 77 (12)
   25 and above 9 (2) 0 9 (1)
   NA 38 (12) 10 (3) 48 (8)
Class    
   Junior 186 (57) 163 (55) 349 (56)
   Senior 141 (43) 134 (45) 275 (44)
Type of school    
   Boys only 169 (52) 0 169 (27)
   Girls only 0 84 (28) 84 (13)
   Co-educational 158 (48) 213 (72) 371 (60)
Location of school    
   Urban 100 (31) 116 (39) 216 (34)
   Rural 88 (26) 116 (39) 204 (33)
   Semi-urban 139 (43) 65 (22) 204 (33)
Religion    
   Christianity 131 (40) 124 (42) 255 (41)
   Islam 178 (54) 141 (47) 319 (51)
   Others 18 (6) 32 (11) 50 (8)
Living situation    
   Lived with both parents 275 (84) 228 (77) 503 (81)
   Lived with a single parent 39 (12) 56 (18) 95 (15)
   NA 13 (4) 13 (5) 26 (4)
Had ever worked to earn money    
   Yes 180 (55) 95 (32) 275 (44)
   No 147 (45) 202 (68) 349 (56)
Currently working for money    
   Yes 147 (83) 76 (80) 223 (81)
   No 33 (18) 19 (20) 52 (19)
  1. The % are in brackets