Purpose: To examine the influence of specific demographic and sociocognitive variables on reported condom use among out-of-school adolescents in Nigeria. Methods: A cross-sectional study on a community-based sample of 1698 sexually active out-of school adolescents in Oyo state, Nigeria. Data were collected using a non-validated questionnaire administered by an interviewer. Results: Nine percent of the sexually-active adolescents reported condom use during sexual intercourse in the past year. Findings of logistic regression showed that adolescents with adequate self-efficacy were seven times more likely to use condom. A two-fold increase in condom use was found in adolescents who value parents' opinion on condom use. Conclusion: Results suggest self-efficacy and parents' influence affect condom use among Nigerian adolescents.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||International quarterly of community health education|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health