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Table 2 Parental communication and monitoring, school connectedness and peer pressure of school students in Woldia, northeast Ethiopia, 2016 (n = 718)

From: Factors associated with early sexual initiation among preparatory and high school youths in Woldia town, northeast Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percentage
Parental monitoring
 Poor 329 45.8
 Good 389 54.2
School connectedness
 Poor 362 50.4
 Good 356 49.6
Parent-youth communication on SRH issue
 Yes 397 55.3
 No 321 44.7
Parent–youth communication on (n = 397)®
 Puberty and menstruation 175 44.1
 Prevention of pregnancy 91 22.9
 Relationship with opposite sex 122 30.7
 Unwanted pregnancy and abortion 81 20.4
 STIs including HIVI/AIDS 205 51.6
 Discussion on other issuesa 6 1.5
Peer pressure to have sex
 Yes 110 15.3
 No 608 84.7
  1. ®multiple responses aOn pregnancy, Rape, Sexual abuse