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Table 4 Change in 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 Intervention group (n = 199) Control group (n = 199)
Baseline % Post-intervention % Difference (p-value) Baseline % Post-intervention % Difference (p-value)
Correct knowledge
 Source of information on SRHN 41.2 50.3 9.1(0.014) * 42.2 41.2 -1.0(0.665)
 Benefits of abstinence to sex 82.9 85.6 2.7(0.214) 83.4 82.9 -0.5(0.984)
 Time of sexual debut 55.8 63.2 7.4(0.014) * 57.3 57.8 0.5 (0.847)
 Number of sexual partners 86.9 87.3 0.4(0.698) 85.4 86.9 1.5(0.321)
 Consequences of early pregnancy 92.0 93.0 1.0(0.69) 92.0 92.5 0.5(0.354)
 Types and use of contraceptives 39.2 44.6 5.4(0.031) * 37.7 39.2 1.5(0.112)
 Prevention of HIV and other STIs 57.8 63.1 5.3(0.022) * 56.8 57.8 1.0(0.565)
 Concensual sex and sexual rights 55.8 63.0 7.2(0.013) * 55.3 56.8 1.5(0.554)
 Consequences of abortion 73.9 81.0 7.1(0.011) * 71.9 73.9 2.0(0.112)
Positive attitudes
 Discussing sexual education with parents 35.2 41.0 5.8(0.013) * 35.7 35.2 -0.5(0.851)
 Use of contraception 32.7 37.7 5.0(0.0124) * 33.2 32.7 -0.5(0.654)
 Sexual rights and denouncing rape 50.3 50.3 0.0(1.000) 55.8 56.3 0.5(0.654)
 Use of reproductive health services 12.6 13.5 0.9(0.478) 10.0 12.6 2.6(0.214)
 Multiple sexual partners 36.7 40.6 3.9(0.033) * 35.7 35.7 0.0(1.000)
 HIV testing attitudes 49.7 59.2 9.5(0.011) * 47.7 49.7 2.0(0.123)
 Abortion 73.9 74.0 0.1(0.689) 70.4 72.9 2.5(0.211)
 Transactional sex 75.4 83.2 7.8(0.014) * 76.9 75.4 -0.5(0.144)
Good practices
 Abstained from sexual intercourse 60.8 72.5 11.7(< 0.001 * 60.3 60.8 0.5(0.231)
 Had consensual sex 19.1 20.4 1.3(0.365) 19.1 19.1 0.0(1.000)
 Had less than two sexual partners 15.1 16.3 1.2(0.217) 14.1 15.1 1.0(0.235)
 Used of any contraceptive 15.6 19.1 3.5(0.022) * 15.1 15.6 0.5(0.365)
 Use of SRH services 37.7 38.7 1.0(0.698) 38.7 35.2 -3.5(0.089)
 Pregnancy 6.5 5.4 -1.1(0.54) 5.5 5.5 0.0(1.000)
 HIV testing practices 14.6 20.3 5.7(0.012) * 14.1 14.6 0.5(0.654)