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Table 3 Baseline social and demographic characteristics for the intervention and control groups

From: Evaluation of a school based comprehensive sexuality education program among very young adolescents in rural Uganda

Characteristics Baseline
Total n (%) Intervention control
Age (mean, SD) 12.1 (1.13) 12.2 (1.03) 12.1 (1.20)
Gender
 Male 357 (41.3) 147 (38.7) 210 (43.4)
 Female 507 (58.7) 233 (61.3) 274 (56.6)
Socio-economic levela
 Low 272 (31.8) 116 (30.8) 156 (32.6)
 Medium 394 (46.0) 194 (51.4) 200 (41.8)
 High 190 (22.2) 67 (17.8) 123 (25.6)*
Parent alive/not
 One/both dead 147 (17.0) 72 (19.0) 75 (15.5)
 Both alive 717 (83.0) 308 (81.0) 409 (84.5)
Education level
 Primary 5 438 (50.7) 198 (52.1) 240 (49.6)
 Primary 6 426 (49.3) 182 (47.9) 244 (50.4)
School location
 Rural 719 (83.2) 337 (88.7) 382 (78.9)**
 Urban 145 (16.8) 43 (11.3) 102 (21.1)
  1. aSocio-economic status assessed as a sum of the score for best water source, housing possessions and pupil possessions such as shoes or school uniform pairs with a possible score range of 1–25, median of 8.1. Scores were categorized as “Low” if scores were 1–5,“medium” if scores were 6–10, and “high” if scores were 11 or higher
  2. *P = < 0.01 **P = < 0.001