Behavioural Neurology / 2014 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Behavioral Disorder amongst Adolescents Attending Secondary School in Southeast Nigeria

Table 3

Associations of age in categories with adolescent problems.

Number of times you had tobacco (cigarette) in past 3 months
None910

Age (Years)
 10–1317 (94.4)1 (5.6)0 (0.0)
 14–16453 (90.1)31 (6.2)19 (3.8)
 17–19228 (93.8)6 (2.5)9 (3.7)
= 0.243

Number of times you have taken a prescription drug in your life
None1–910

Age (Years)
 10–1314 (77.8)2 (11.1)2 (11.1)
 14–16368 (73.2)84 (16.7)51 (10.1)
 17–19204 (84.0)27 (11.1)12 (4.9)
= 0.022

Age at first drink of alcohol other than a few sips
None1313

Age (Years)
 10–139 (50.0)7 (38.9)2 (11.1)
 14–16337 (67.0)71 (14.1)95 (18.9)
 17–19118 (48.6)38 (15.6)87 (35.8)
= 0.000

Duration of not going to school the past 30 days because of your safety in school or on your way to school
None34

Age (Years)
 10–1315 (83.3)3 (16.7)0 (0.0)
 14–16447 (88.9)51 (10.1)5 (1.0)
 17–19202 (83.1)34 (14.0)7 (2.9)
= 0.126

Importance of finishing high school to you
Very importantImportantNot very important

Age (Years)
 10–1313 (72.2)5 (27.8)0 (0.0)
 14–16446 (88.7)57 (11.3)0 (0.0)
 17–19227 (93.4)13 (5.3)3 (1.2)
= 0.001

Number of persons you had sexual intercourse with in past 3 months
NoneNot in last 3 months1–34

Age (Years)
 10–1315 (83.3)1 (5.6)1 (5.6)1 (5.6)
 14–16440 (87.5)48 (9.5)10 (2.0)5 (1.0)
 17–19187 (77.0)37 (15.2)18 (7.4)1 (0.4)
= 0.000

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