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Table 4 Ordered regression models displaying sexual, socio-demographic, −cultural and family correlates of adolescents’ sexual readiness

From: What are the characteristics of ‘sexually ready’ adolescents? Exploring the sexual readiness of youth in urban poor Accra

  Model 1 Model 2
Characteristic Odds Ratio 95 % Confidence Interval Odds Ratio 95 % Confidence Interval
Coital experience     
 No (RC) 1.000   1.000  
 Yes 9.339*** 4.18–20.88 19.585*** 6.85–56.03
Negative sexual experience     
 No (RC) 1.000   1.000  
 Yes 1.014 0.47–2.17 1.362 0.58–3.19
Exposure to pornography     
 No (RC) 1.000   1.000  
 Yes 2.043* 1.12–3.73 2.355* 1.07–5.19
Gender     
 Male (RC)    1.000  
 Female    0.420* 0.20–0.87
Age group     
 12–14 (RC)    1.000  
 15–17    1.031 0.39–2.74
 18–19    0.825 0.26–2.56
Highest educational level attained     
 Primary and below (RC)    1.000  
 JHS    0.790 0.33–1.90
 SHS    0.493 0.16–1.52
Religious service attendance in past month     
 At least once a week (RC)    1.000  
 At least once a month    0.914 0.38–2.19
 Never    1.301 0.56–3.01
Ethnicity     
 Akan (RC)    1.000  
 Ga/Dangme    3.427* 1.29–9.07
 Other    4.212* 1.11–16.04
Locality     
 James Town (RC)    1.000  
 Ussher Town    1.776 0.86–3.651
Mother's highest educational level attained     
 None/Pre-school (RC)    1.000  
 Primary    2.276 0.65–7.99
 Secondary    1.805 0.65–5.02
 Don't know    0.961 0.32–2.84
Living arrangements     
 Parent(s)/parent & relative (RC)    1.000  
 Other relative/non-relative/alone    1.251 0.57–2.76
Household wealth quintile     
 Poorest (RC)    1.000  
 Poorer    3.574* 1.27–10.06
 Middle    1.905 0.65–5.61
 Richer    0.996 0.29–3.39
 Richest    0.821 0.24–2.78
Parents' marital status     
 Currently married (RC)    1.000  
 Not currently married    0.452+ 0.18–1.12
 Never married    0.670 0.21–2.11
 Parent(s) dead    1.261 0.46–3.44
Sexual Communication     
 With parent(s) only (RC)    1.000  
 With friend only    0.433+ 0.18–1.06
 With both parents and friends    0.645 0.18–2.29
 With other(s)    2.268+ 0.90–5.71
/cut1 0.859 0.45-1.26 2.422 0.54-4.30
/cut2 0.990 0.58-1.40 2.601 0.71-4.49
/cut3 2.143 1.63-2.66 4.030 2.06-6.00
/cut4 2.342 1.81-2.88 4.293 2.32-6.27
/cut5 3.698 2.98-4.42 5.770 3.72-7.82
/cut6 4.151 3.35-4.95 6.276 4.18-8.37
  1. Source: RIPS Urban Health and Poverty Project, 2011
  2. ***p < 0.001; **p < 0.01; *p < 0.05; +p < 0.10; RC = Reference Category
  3. Model 1: Pseudo R2 = 0.1063, n = 194; Model 2: Pseudo R2 = 0.2085, n = 184
  4. Proportionality of odds test: Model 1: p > chi2 = 0.9474; Model 2: p > chi2 = 0. 4705