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Table 1 Characteristics of youths

From: Equity of access to reproductive health services among youths in resource-limited suburban communities of Mandalay City, Myanmar

Factor n (%) Factor n (%)
Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics Reproductive characteristics  
Age group   Sexual exposure  
 Adolescents 231 (52.0)  Never exposed 209 (47.1)
 Young adults 213 (48.0)  Ever exposed 235 (52.9)
Sex   Marital status  
 Male 215 (48.4)  Never married 250 (56.3)
 Female 229 (51.6)  Ever married 194 (43.7)
Ethnic group   Pregnancy status*  
 Bamar 437 (98.4)  Never pregnant 313 (70.5)
 Other 7 (1.6)  Ever pregnant 109 (24.5)
Religion    Currently pregnant 22 (5.0)
 Buddhist 438 (98.6)  
 Other 6 (1.4) Knowledge, perception and media exposure
Place of residence   Perceived norm of peer exposure  
 East 93 (20.9)  No 55 (12.4)
 North-west 50 (11.3)  Yes 389 (87.6)
 West 99 (22.3) Knowledge of RH services and providers  
 South-west 40 (9)  Mean (SD) 3.3 (1.6)
 South 128 (28.8) Media exposure  
 South-east 34 (7.7)  Ever exposed 302 (68.0)
Schooling status    Never exposed 142 (32.0)
 In-school 54 (12.2)   
 Out-of-school 390 (87.8) Family characteristics  
Education   Parental status  
 None 25 (5.6)  Both alive 281 (63.2)
 Low 192 (43.2)  One or more deceased 163 (36.8)
 Middle 128 (28.8) Father's education level  
 High 99 (22.3)  None 96 (21.6)
Occupation    Low 259 (58.3)
 Unemployed 92 (20.7)  Middle and above 89 (20.1)
 Waste recycler 103 (23.2) Mother's education level  
 Other employed 249 (56.1)  None 93 (20.9)
Personal income (US$)    Low 320 (72.1)
 ≤37.5 175 (39.4)  Middle and above 31 (7.0)
 >37.5 269 (60.6) Household income (US$)  
    Mean (SD) 178 (96.1)
   Number of family members  
    ≤5 persons 246 (55.4)
    >5 persons 198 (44.6)
  1. * For males, responses are for their spouses or partners.