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Table 2 Adolescent-parent communication among respondents about sexual and reproductive health issues in Hadiya Zone, Ethiopia, 2016

From: Adolescent-parent communication on sexual and reproductive health issues and its factors among secondary and preparatory school students in Hadiya Zone, Southern Ethiopia: institution based cross sectional study

Variables Frequency Percent
Ever had parental communication about sexual and reproductive health issues (n = 411)
 No 267 65.0
 Yes 144 35.0
Most preferred members to communicate with (n = 144)   
 Father 42 10.2
 Mother 26 6.3
 Brother 46 11.2
 Sister 26 6.3
 Other(uncle, aunt) 4 1.0
Communication themes with parents (n = 144)a
 Contraception and / or condom 115 79.9
 HIV counseling and testing 123 85.4
 Sexually transmitted infections 70 48.6
 Screening and treatment seeking 52 36.1
 Pregnancy test 64 44.4
 Unwanted pregnancy and/or safe abortion 26 18.1
 Sexual engagement 20 13.9
 Othersb 19 13.2
  I don’t remember 2 1.4
Ever had sexual intercourse (n = 411)
 No 332 80.8
 Yes 79 19.2
Motivation for sexual intercourse (n = 79)a
 Self-drive 54 68.4
 Peer pressure 36 45.6
 Alcohol 10 12.7
 Substances (khat) 6 7.6
Do you have children (n = 79)
 No 69 87.3
 Yes 10 12.7
History of reproductive health problems (n = 79)
 No 57 72.2
 Yes 22 27.8
Reproductive health problems (n = 22)a
 Unwanted pregnancy 12 54.5
 Abortion and /or complication 9 40.9
 Sexually transmitted infection 6 27.3
 Sexual coercion 7 31.8
Ever used substances (n = 411)
 No 378 92.0
 Yes 33 8.0
Type of substances used (n = 33)
 Khat 17 51.5
 Alcohol 12 36.4
 Tobacco 9 27.3
 ‘Shisha’ 2 6.1
  1. aIndicates multiple response, bIncludes like sexual engagement, menstruation, gender violence, sexual rights