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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of adolescents and their association with the utilization of AFS (n = 351)

From: Factors associated with utilization of adolescent-friendly services in Bhaktapur district, Nepal

VariablesTotal (n = 351), n (percentage)Users of AFS (n = 85), n (percentage)Crude OR (95% CI)p value
Age (in years)
 10-14111 ( 31.62)4 (3.6)Ref 
 15-19240 (68.38)81 (33.75)13.63 (4.85-38.3)< 0.001
Sex
 Male184 (52.4)33 (17.94)Ref 
 Female167 (47.6)52 (31.13)2.07 (1.26-3.41)0.004
Marital status
 Ever married14 (4)13 (92.86)47.85 (6.16-371.88)< 0.001
 Never married337 (96)72 (21.36)Ref 
Type of school
 Public251 (71.5)60 (23.91)Ref 
 Private100 (28.5)25 (25)1.06 (0.62-1.82)0.829
Educational status
 Lower secondary or less (less than grade 8)80 (22.8)6 (7.5)Ref 
 Secondary level or higher (more than grade 7)271 (77.2)79 (29.15)5.08 (2.12-12.14)< 0.001
Ethnicity
 Relatively disadvantageda74 (21.1)12 (16.22)Ref 
 Relatively advantagedb277 (78.9)73 (26.35)1.85 (0.94-3.63)0.074
Religion
 Hindu313 (89.2)78 (24.92)Ref 
 Non-Hindu38 (10.8)7 (18.42)0.68 (0.28-1.60)0.380
Educational status of father
 Primary level or less (less than grade 4)97 (27.6)21 (21.65)Ref 
 Lower secondary level or high (more than grade 3)254 (72.4)64 (25.2)1.22 (0.69-2.13)0.4878
Educational status of mother
 Primary level or less (less than grade 4)179 (51)40 (22.35)Ref 
 Lower secondary level or high (more than grade 3)172 (49)45 (26.16)1.23 (0.76_2.01)0.404
  1. Crude odds ratio is the odds ratio which identifies the association between variables with the use of AFS. The variable for which p value is less than 0.05 is considered significant
  2. Ref reference group
  3. aRelatively disadvantaged group (Dalits, disadvantaged Janajati, disadvantaged non-Dalit Terai, religious minorities)
  4. bRelatively advantaged group (upper caste group and relatively advantaged Janajati) as classified by the Nepal government