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Table 1 Frequency Distribution of Characteristics

From: Religiosity and sexual abstinence among Nigerian youths: does parent religion matter?

Demographic Characteristics Frequency Distribution (%)
Ever had sex
 Yes 758 (32.41)
 No 1581 (67.59)
Religiosity
 Low 281 (12.23)
 High 2016 (87.77)
Sex
 Female 1311 (56.05)
 Male 1028 (43.95)
Age
 15–17 420 (17.96)
 18–24 1919 (82.04)
Religious affiliation
 Catholic 671 (28.69)
 Other Christian 935 (39.97)
 Islam 691 (29.54)
 Other 42 (1.80)
Importance of religion
 Important 800 (34.20)
 Not important 108 (4.62)
 Very important 1431 (61.18)
Parental religion
 Catholic 709 (30.31)
 Other Christian 927 (39.63)
 Islam 669 (28.60)
 Other 34 (1.45)
Education
 No education 72 (3.08)
 Primary 322 (13.77)
 Secondary 1461 (62.46)
 Higher 484 (20.69)
Work for pay
 No 1544 (66.01)
 Yes 795 (33.99)
Father alive
 No 510 (21.80)
 Yes 1829 (78.20)
Living with father
 No 334 (18.26)
 Yes 1495 (81.74)
Ever discuss sex matters with father
 No 1903 (81.36)
 Yes 436 (18.64)
Mother alive
 No 307 (13.44)
 Yes 1977 (86.56)
Living with mother
 No 326 (16.49)
 Yes 1651 (83.51)
Ever discuss sex matters with mother
 No 1309 (55.96)
 Yes 1030 (44.04)
Gotten drunk (in last 30 days)
 No 1807 (77.26)
 Yes 532 (22.74)
Have role models
 No 1150 (49.17)
 Yes 1189 (50.83)
State
 Edo 552 (23.60)
 Enugu 638 (27.28)
 Osun 623 (26.64)
 Kano 526 (22.49)