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Table 2 Proportion of students with correct knowledge of reproductive health by gender

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

Reproductive health Knowledge variable Male (N = 327) Female (N = 297) Total (N = 624) Statistics
A girl can be pregnant at first sexual experience 140 (43%) 175 (59%) 315 (50%) p < 0.001*
Safe period in a woman menstrual cycle 22 (7%) 68 (23%) 90 (14%) p < 0.001*
Had heard of any contraceptive 191 (58%) 196 (66%) 387 (62%) P < 0.001*
Heard of a male condom 174 (53%) 150 (51%) 324 (52%) p > 0.001
Heard of a female condom 22 (7%) 32 (11%) 54 (9%) p > 0.001*
Heard of pills 80 (24%) 119 (40%) 199 (32%) p < 0.001*
Knew that consistent & correct use of condom can prevent HIV infection 218 (67%) 206 (69%) 424 (68%) p > 0.001
Knew that mosquito bite cannot spread HIV 140 (43%) 100 (34) 240 (39%) p > 0.001
  1. * The differences are significant