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Table 3 Factors associated with the rate of attendance at 21 PREPARE after-school education sessions

From: Reaching the hard to reach: longitudinal investigation of adolescents’ attendance at an after-school sexual and reproductive health programme in Western Cape, South Africa

  Bivariate regression Multiple regressionh(N = 986)
B 95 % CI B 95 % CI
Gender (0 = male; 1 = female) 0.25* 0.22 – 0.29 0.16* 0.11 – 0.21
Age −0.16* −0.18 – -0.13 −0.08* −0.11 – -0.05
SESa 0.01 −0.01 – 0.02 0.01 −0.01 – 0.02
How well did you do in school?b 0.02 −0.01 – 0.04 −0.02 −0.04 – 0.01
Have you ever repeated a school year? (No = 0; Yes = 1) −0.27* −0.32 – -0.22 −0.08* −0.15 – -0.02
Delinquency (No = 0; Yes = 1)c −0.20* −0.27 – -0.13 −0.11* −0.21 – -0.01
Drug use(No = 0; Yes = 1)d −0.31* −0.43 – -0.19 0.10 −0.07 – 0.28
Bullied someone at school in the past 6 months −0.13* −0.18 – -0.09 −0.02 −0.08 – 0.04
Was bullied by someone at school in the past 6 months 0.01 −0.03 – 0.05 0.12* 0.07 – 0.16
Self-harm (No = 0; Yes = 1) −0.24* −0.30 – -0.18 −0.20* −0.26 – -0.13
Knowledge of HIV/condomse −0.08 −0.17 – 0.01 0.10 −0.02 – 0.21
Had ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex (No = 0; Yes = 1) −0.30* −0.34 – -0.25 −0.17* −0.23 – -0.11
Victim of sexual violence (No = 0; Yes = 1) −0.16* −0.20 – -0.12 0.01 −0.05 – 0.06
Victim of IPV (No = 0; Yes = 1) −0.19* −0.25 – -0.13 0.14* 0.06 – 0.23
Perpetrator of IPV (No = 0; Yes = 1) −0.45* −0.53 – -0.37 −0.26* −0.38 – -0.14
School safetyf 0.02 −0.01 – 0.04 −0.01 −0.03 – 0.02
School connectednessf 0.16* 0.13 – 0.19 0.11* 0.07 – 0.15
School appearancef 0.02* 0.01 – 0.04 −0.01 −0.03 – 0.01
Emotional symptomsg 0.01 −0.01 – 0.01 −0.01 −0.02 – 0.01
Conduct problemsg −0.05* −0.06 – -0.04 −0.01 −0.02 – 0.01
Hyperactivity scaleg −0.03* −0.04 – -0.02 −0.01 −0.02 – 0.01
Peer problems scaleg −0.01 −0.02 – 0.01 0.01 −0.01 – 0.02
Prosocial scaleg 0.05* 0.04 – 0.06 0.02* 0.01 – 0.03
  1. IPV intimate partner violence (physical, emotional and/or sexual)
  2. aScale from ‘no household items’ (0) to ‘8 household items (8)
  3. bScale from ‘Worst of class’ (1) to ‘Best of class (5)
  4. cMonthly or more frequent involvement in fighting, stealing or vandalism during the previous 3 months
  5. dMonthly or more frequent user of dagga, tic or glue during previous 3 months
  6. eScale from ‘no questions correct’ (0) to ‘all questions correct’ (1)
  7. fScale from ‘Totally disagree’ (1) to ‘Totally agree’ (5) with a higher score indicating more connectedness, perceptions of safety, a better school appearance
  8. gScale from ‘Low’ (0) to ‘high’ (10)
  9. hAdjusted for all covariates shown
  10. *p < 0.05