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Table 4 Characteristics associated with sexual activities among students

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

Variables Ever Had Sex P value
   Yes (%) No (%)  
State Bauchi 29 (19) 123 (81) p < 0.001*
  Borno 21 (13) 146 (87)  
  Gombe 31 (10) 273 (90)  
Type of School Boys only 30 (18) 139 (82) p < 0.001**
  Girls only 2 (2) 83 (98)  
  Co-educational 49 (13) 320 (87)  
Location of School Urban 31 (14) 185 (86) p > 0.001
  Semi-urban 28 (11) 227 (89)  
  Rural 22 (14) 129 (86)  
Present Class Junior class 40 (16) 216 (84) p > 0.001**
  Senior class 41 (18) 188 (82)  
Gender Male 63 (19) 264 (81) p < 0.001**
  Female 18 (6) 279 (94)  
Religion Christianity 47 (18) 208 (82) p > 0.001
  Islam 29 (11) 242 (89)  
  Others 5 (11) 45 (89)  
Age 10–14 7 (4) 155 (96) p < 0.001**
  15–19 39 (12) 321 (89)  
  20–24 23 (30) 54 (66)  
  25 and above 2 (22) 7(78)  
  NA 10 (21) 38 (79)  
Ever worked for money    
   Yes 46 (17) 229 (83) p < .001*
   No 35 (10) 314 (90)  
  1. The % are in brackets