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Table 4 Bivariate and multivariable analysis for early sexual initiation among preparatory and high school students in Woldia town, 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 Early sexual initiation COR (95%CI) P-value AOR (95%CI)
Yes No
Sex
 Female 52 302 1.6(1.11,2.40) 0.012 3.0(1.88,4.76)**
 Male 80 284 1.0   
Religious participation
 No 36 54 3.7(2.3, 5.9) 0.000 3.2(1.84,5.44) **
 Yes 96 532 1.0   1.0
Peer pressure
 Yes 40 70 3.2(2.05, 5.01) 0.000 1.9(1.14,3.25)*
 No 92 516 1.0   1.0
Drinking alcohol
 Yes 80 203 2.9(1.97, 4.28) 0.000 1.5(0.90,2.35)
 No 52 383 1.0   1.0
Cigarette smoking
 Yes 26 30 4.6(2.58, 8.00) 0.000 2.3(1.06,4.85) *
 No 106 5156 1.0   1.0
Khat Chewing
 Yes 47 77 3.7(2.38, 5.62) 0.000 1.6(0.90,2.78)
 No 85 509 1.0   1.0
Smoking shisha
 Yes 12 27 2.1(1.02,4.20) 0.044 0.6(0.26,1.62)
 No 120 559 1.0   1.0
Life skills training
 No 92 333 1.8(1.17, 2.62) 0.007 1.4(0.89,2.25)
 Yes 40 253 1.0   1.0
Parental monitoring
 Poor parental monitoring 94 235 3.7(2.45,5.58) 0.00 2.8(1.77,4.53)**
 Good parental monitoring 38 351 1.0   1.0
School connectedness
 Poor school connected 88 274 2.3(1.53, 3.39) 0.000 1.3(0.83,2.14)
 Good school connected 44 312 1.0   1.0
Exposed to pornographic materials
 Yes 169 177 3.7(2.45, 5.56) 0.000 2.7(1.68,4.40) **
 No 68 358 1.0   1.0
  1. Note: * (P-value < 0.05) and ** (P-value < 0.01)