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Table 2 Sexual behaviour among young refugee women in Budumburam refugee camp

From: Risky sexual behaviour and contraceptive use in contexts of displacement: insights from a cross-sectional survey of female adolescent refugees in Ghana

Statement Frequency Percent
Ever had sex before (n = 242)a
 Yes 193 78.2
 No 49 21.8
Ever had coerced sex (rape/forced) (n = 193)b
 Yes 53 27.5
 No 140 72.5
Ever had transactional sex (sex for goods/services) (n = 193)b
 Yes 137 70.9
 No 56 29.1
Age at first sexual debut (n = 193)b
  < 10 14 7.3
 10–14 55 28.5
 15–19 124 64.2
Currently have any sexual partner (n = 193)b
 Yes 150 77.7
 No 43 22.3
Ever had sexual intercourse while drunk (n = 193)b
 Yes 19 9.5
 No 174 90.5
Number of sexual partners in the last 12 months (n = 193)b
 1–3 83 43.0
 4–6 110 57.0
Pressured to have sexual intercourse (unmarried =220)c
 Yes 188 85.5
 No 32 14.5
Source of Pressure****
 Adult men 152 62.8
 Friends (boys) 129 53.4
 Friends (girls) 43 17.8
Had any sex education in school (n = 242)a
 Yes 52 21.45
 No 170 70.25
 Not Applicable 20 8.3
Had any sex education in house (n = 242)a
 Yes 37 15.29
 No 205 84.71
Had any sex education in church/mosque (n = 242)a
 Yes 12 4.96
 No 214 88.43
 Not Applicable 16 6.61
  1. aThis question was asked to all the 242 respondents
  2. bThis question was asked to only respondents who have ever had sex (i.e. 193), since our interest is understanding sexual behaviour
  3. cWe excluded the 22 married respondents since sexual intercourse is generally expected in a marital relationship; therefore, the issue of pressure may not apply
  4. dMultiple response were allowed