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Table 4 Comparison of sexual health outcomes among young adolescents (unadjusted)

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

  Intervention Control
Baseline Endline Baseline Endline
Sexual Health Knowledgea, Median (Mean) 8 (8.1) 12 (12.4) 8 (8.4) 11 (11.1)
Gender equitable normb Median (Mean) 29 (28.2) 29 (28.8) 28 (28.1) 28 (28.3)
Self-esteem scorec Median (Mean) 24 (23.9) 24 (23.8) 24 (23.6) 24 (23.7)
Body image scored Median (Mean) 22 (21.1) 22 (20.9) 22 (21.0) 22 (21.2)
Ever had sex, n (%) 34 (9.0) 46 (12.1) 25 (5.2) 36 (7.4)
  1. aSexual health knowledge was a summation of knowledge on pubertal changes, knowledge on how HIV is acquired, and contraception, with a maximum possible score of 25 (actual score range 1 to 20)
  2. bGender norms were assessed using items from the Attitudes Towards Women Scale and selected context specific gender attitudes on a 4-point likert scale, with a maximum possible score of 44 for 11 items (actual score range 16 to 39)
  3. cSelf esteem was estimated using a modified version of the Rosenberg scale, including 7 out of 10 items in the original scale, with a maximum possible score of 28 (actual score range 15–28)
  4. dBody image score was estimated using a self-reported Body Image State Scale (BISS) with 5 of the original 6 items on a 5-point likert scale with a maximum possible score of 25 (actual range to 12–25)