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Table 2 Baseline data on knowledge, attitude and practice of adolescent girls on Sexo-reproductive Health, 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 No (%) No SMS Intervention No (%) Mean diff
Correct knowledge
 Correct source of information on SRH 82 (41.2) 84 (42.2) -1.000
 Importance/benefits of abstinence to sex 165 (82.9) 166 (83.4) -0.500
 Time of sexual debut 111 (55.8) 114 (57.3) -1.500
 Number of sexual partners 173 (86.9) 170 (85.4) 1.500
 Consequences of early pregnancy 183 (92.0) 183 (92.0) 0.000
 Types and use of contraceptives 78 (39.2) 75 (37.7) 1.500
 Prevention of HIV and other STIs 115 (57.8) 113 (56.8) 1.000
 Consensual sex and sexual rights 111 (55.8) 110 (55.3) 0.050
 Consequences of abortion 147 (73.9) 143 (71.9) 2.000
Positive attitudes
 Discussing sexual education with parents/teachers 70 (35.2) 71 (35.7) -0.500
 Use of contraception 65 (32.7) 66 (33.2) -0.500
 Sexual rights and denouncing rape 100 (50.3) 111 (55.8) -5.500
 Use of sexual and reproductive health services 25 (12.6) 20 (10.0) 2.600
 Multiple sexual partners 73 (36.7) 71 (35.7) 1.000
 HIV testing attitudes 99 (49.7) 95 (47.7) 2.000
 Abortion 147 (73.9) 140 (70.4) 3.500
 Transactional sex 150 (75.4) 153 (76.9) -1.500
Good practices
 Abstained from sexual intercourse 121 (60.8) 120 (60.3) 0.500
 Had consensual sex 38 (19.1) 38 (19.1) 0.000
 Had less than two sexual partners 30 (15.1) 28 (14.1) 1.000
 Used a condom or any other contraceptive 31 (15.6) 30 (15.2) 0.400
 Use of sexual and reproductive health services 75 (37.7) 77 (38.7) -1.000
 Pregnancy 13 (6.5) 11 (5.5) 1.000
 HIV testing practices 29 (14.6) 28 (14.3) 0.300