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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the participants in the intervention and control groups, Kumbo West Health District 2018

From: A randomized controlled trial on mobile phone text messaging to improve sexo-reproductive health among adolescent girls in Cameroon

Characteristic SMS Intervention (n = 199), No (%) No SMS Intervention (n = 199), No (%) χ 2 P value
Age (years)
 10 – 14 84 (42.2) 79 (39.7)   
 15 – 19 115 (57.8) 120 (60.3) 0.251 0.165
Total 199 (100) 199 (100)   
Education
 No formal education 25 (12.6) 27 (13.6)   
 Primary 114 (57.3) 118 (59.3)   
 Secondary 60 (30.2) 54 (27.1) 0.036 0.896
Total 199 (100) 199 (100)   
Religion
 None 7 (3.5) 11 (5.5)   
 Christian 169 (85.0) 159 (79.9)   
 Muslim 23 (11.6) 29 (14.6) 0.243 0.223
Total 199 (100) 199 (100)   
Living with parents
 Yes 172 (86.4) 175 (87.9)   
 No 27 (13.6) 24 (12.1) 0.039 0.984
Total 199 (100) 199 (100)   
Number of years expected to continue schooling
 1 – 7 74 (37.2) 70 (35.2)   
 8 – 14 125 (62.8) 129 (64.8) 0.211 0.751
Total 199 (100) 199 (100)   
Consumed alcohol in the last 30 days
 Yes 28 (14.0) 37 (18.6)   
 No 171 (86.0) 162 (81.4) 0.176 0.662
Total 199 (100) 199 (100)