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Table 2 Factors associated with utilization of youth friendly services among youth in Harar town, 2011

From: Utilization of youth friendly services and associated factors among youth in Harar town, east Ethiopia: a mixed method study

Characteristics Utilized YFS COR(95 % CI) AOR (95 % CI)
Yes No
Age
 15–19
 20–24
310(59)
221(69.1)
215(41)
99(30.9)
0.68(0.51,0.92)*
1.0
0.65(0.36,1.18)
1.0
Religion
 Orthodox 306(67.3) 119(32.7) 1.0 1.0
 Muslim 197(59.3) 134(40.5) 0.71(0.53–0.96)* 1.00(0.62,1.63)
 Protestants 51(65.4) 27(34.6) 0.91(0.55–1.52) 0.82(0.40,1.69)
 Catholic 4(50) 4(50) 0.48(0.12–1.97) 0.57(0.05,5.78)
 Other 1(33.3) 2(67.7) 0.24(0.02–2.70) 0.55(0.00,34.76)
Educational Status of youth
 Illiterate 13(41.9) 18(58.1) 0.28(0.12,0.61)* 1.57(0.22,11.01)
 1–8 grade 161(56.7) 123(43.3) 0.50(0.33,0.76)* 1.11(0.55,2.22)
 9–12 grade 241(67.3) 117(32.7) 0.79(0.53,1.18) 1.46(0.79,2.72)
 Above 12 124(72) 48(28) 1.0 1.0
Occupational status of youth
 Students 357(63.8) 203(36.2) 1.0 1.0
 Employed 48(82.8) 7(17.2) 2.72(1.35,5.51)* 0.66(0.14,3.02)
 Merchant 24(77.8) 7(22.6) 1.95(0.82,4.60) 0.39(0.07,1.92)
 Housewife 47(58) 34(42) 0.78(0.48,1.26) 1.50(0.52,4.29)
 Unemployed 28(51) 27(49) 0.59(0.33,1.02) 1.06(0.35,3.19)
 Othera 33(58.3) 25(41.7) 0.79(0.46,1.36) 0.12(0.05,0.92)*
Income (ETB) of youth
 No income 384(61.2) 243(38.8) 1.0 1.0
 Below 300 ETB 20(58.9) 14(44.1) 0.80(0.40,1.60) 3.69(0.82,16.5)
 300–900 ETB 81(80.2) 20(19.8) 2.56(1.53,4.29)* 7.42(1.99,27.68)
 Above 900 ETB 37(68.5) 17(31.5) 1.37(0.75,2.50) 3.19(0.73,13.96)
 Do not know 18(62.1) 11(37.9) 1.03(0.48,2.13) 0.98(0.31,3.01)
Source of information for YFS
 Radio 100(71.4) 40(28.6) 1.0 1.0
 Television 66(79.5) 17(20.5) 1.55(0.81,2.96) 1.91(0.90,4.03)
 Friends 99(81.8) 22(18.2) 1.80(0.99,3.24) 3.65(1.81,7.32)*
 School 137(71) 56(29) 0.97(0.60,1.58) 1.79(1.00,3.19)*
 Health care provider 46(86.8) 7(13) 2.62(1.09,6.31)* 3.27(1.18,9.00)*
 Poster/brochure 5(83.3) 1(16) 2.00(0.22, 17.65) 3.16(0.32,31.08)
 Other 3(75) 1(25) 1.20(0.12,11.88) 1.17(0.10,13.57)
Knowledgeable about YFS
 Knowledgeable 210(78.7) 57(21.3) 2.78(1.99,3.90)* 2.77(1.93,3.96)*
 Not knowledgeable 329(56.9) 249(43.1) 1.0 1.0
RH is important for youth
 Yes 516(68.8 %) 235(31.2 %) 1.0 1.0
 No 14(21.9 %) 50(78.1 %) 0.34(0.17–0.68)* 1.74(0.20–15.13)
 Do not know 9(12.5 %) 63(87.5 %) 0.08(0.04–0.16)* 0.13(0.04–0.46)*
Counseling is important for youth
 Yes 240(72.7 %) 90(27.3 %) 1.0 1.0
 No 268(64.0 %) 151(36.0 %) 0.67(0.49–0.91)* 0.50(0.31–0.80)*
YFS providers are welcoming
 Yes    1.0 1.0
 No    0.50(0.31–0.80)* 2.07(0.78–5.48)
 Don’t know    0.16(0.11–0.22) 0.02(0.08–0.50)*
Contraceptive is important for youth
 Yes 124(75.2 %) 41(24.8 %) 1.0 1.0
 No 384(65.8 %) 200(34.2 %) 0.64(0.43–0.94)* 0.82(0.46–1.48)
Health service institutions are conducive
 Yes 435(74.4 %) 150(25.6 %) 1.0 1.0
 No 47(56.6 %) 36(43.4 %) 0.45(0.28–0.72)* 0.68(0.28–1.61)
 Don’t know 57(32.2 %) 120(67.8 %) 0.16(0.11–0.24)* 0.82(0.29–2.32)
  1. ETB Ethiopian birr, COR crude odds ratio, AOR adjusted odds ratio
  2. *p- value ≤ 0.05, a private worker and daily laborer