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Table 2 Reproductive health knowledge of rural adolescents in Machakel district, northwest Ethiopia, February 2012

From: Reproductive health knowledge and services utilization among rural adolescents in east Gojjam zone, Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency (n = 375) %
Age at menarche (years) n = 185
 10-14 121 65.4
 15-19 64 34.6
 Mean age at menarche 3.8 ± 1.4  
A girl gets pregnant the 1 st time she has sex
 Yes 200 53.5
 No 175 46.5
Know ways of avoiding pregnancy   
 Yes 282 75.1
 No 93 24.9
Know about STIs   
 Yes 236 63.0
 No 139 37.0
Know about HIV/AIDS   
 Yes 297 79.5
 No 78 20.5
HIV/AIDS can be acquired with 1 st contact
 Yes 210 56.2
 No 165 43.8
Know any way to prevent HIV/AIDS
 Yes 270 72.0
 No 105 28.0
Know about VCT   
 Yes 243 65.0
 No 132 35.0
Overall knowledge   
 Knowledgeable 251 67.0
 Not knowledgeable 124 33.0