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Table 3 Reproductive health services utilization and related factors among rural adolescents of 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) Percent
Ever heard of RHS   
 Yes 144 38.3
 No 231 61.7
Ever utilized RHS (n = 144)
 Yes 31 21.5
 No 113 79.5
Visited RHS centres in the last 6 months (n = 144)
 Yes 6 18.8
 No 138 81.2
Main obstacles preventing from getting RHS
 Never thought of the services 128 50.6
 Services not necessary 87 34.4
 Lack of knowledge 65 24.3
 Too young/healthy 44 17.4
Ever discussed RH topics with parents
 Yes 122 32.0
 No 253 68.0
Reasons for not discussing RH topics (n = 253)
 Not necessary 63 24.9
 Fear 188 74.3
 Cultural restriction 52 20.6
 Others 18 7.1
Well informed about RHS
 Yes 130 34.7
 No 245 65.3