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Table 1 Comparisons of the individual factors between adolescents with and without sexual initiation (N = 253)

From: Individual and contextual factors associated with sexual initiation among adolescents

Individual factors Sexual initiation 
Total % (n)Yes % (n)No % (n)p
Gender
 Boys39.1 (99)36.4 (36)63.6 (63)0.19
 Girls60.9 (154)28.6 (44)71.4 (110) 
Schooling
 6th year14.6 (37)16.2 (6)83.8 (31)0.01*
 7th year29.6 (75)26.7 (20)73.3 (55) 
 8th year27.3 (69)30.4 (21)69.6 (48) 
 9th year28.5 (72)45.8 (33)54.2 (39) 
School repetition
 Never repeated61.3 (155)16.1 (25)83.9 (130)0.00*
 Repeated 1 time22.5 (57)45.6 (26)54.4 (31) 
 Repeated 2 times11.1 (28)64.3 (18)35.7 (10) 
 Repeated 3 times or more5.1 (13)84.6 (11)15.4 (2) 
Religion
 Yes, practicing30.8 (78)29.5 (23)70.5 (55)0.88
 Yes, not practicing49.0 (124)32.3 (40)67.7 (84) 
 No20.2 (51)33.3 (17)66.7 (34) 
Alcoholic beverages
 No56.6 (142)15.5 (22)84.5 (120)0.00*
 Yes43.1 (109)52.3 (57)47.7 (52) 
Tobacco
 No89.7 (226)28.3 (64)71.7 (162)0.00*
 Yes10.3 (26)61.5 (16)38.5 (10) 
Illicit drugs
 No89.7 (227)27.8 (63)72.2 (164)0.00*
 Yes10.3 (26)65.4 (17)36.6 (9) 
  1. *Significant data. Chi-square test