Risky sexual behaviours among school-aged adolescents in Namibia: secondary data analyses of the 2013 Global school-based health survey

AbstractAimRisky sexual behaviours (RSB) among adolescents is one of the major public health concerns globally. These behaviours –RSB have adverse effects on their future health and well-being. Therefore, in this paper, our aim was to assess the determinants of RSB among in-school Namibian adolescents using the 2013 Global School-based Health Survey.MethodsThe data was extracted and analysed with STATA version 14.2. Both bivariate and multivariable analyses were done to generate results that infomed the discussion. The results were presented as odds ratios and adjusted odds ratios (AOR) with their respective 95% confidence intervals (CI). Level of statistical significance was declared at ap-value of
Source: Journal of Public Health - Category: Health Management Source Type: research

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