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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents (n = 500)

From: Awareness and attitudes towards emergency contraceptive pills among young people in the entertainment places, Vientiane City, Lao PDR

Characteristics Male Female Total Chi-square P-value Effect size
  N = 100 % N = 400 % N = 500 %    
Age        4.908 0.086 0.099
 15-19 31 31.0 140 35.0 171 34.2    
 20-25 52 52.0 160 40.0 215 43.0    
 26- 30 17 17.0 97 24.3 114 22.8    
Marital status        4.338 0.114 0.093
 Single 93 93.0 341 85.3 434 86.8    
 Married 7 7.0 57 14.3 64 12.8    
 Divorced 0 0.0 2 0.5 2 0.4    
Education        18.128 0.003 0.190
 Primary 1 1.0 20 5.0 21 4.2    
 Junior Secondary 3 3.0 52 13.0 55 11.0    
 Senior Secondary 55 55.0 157 39.3 212 42.4    
 Vocational 2 2.0 26 6.5 28 5.6    
 Technician 11 11.0 44 11.0 55 11.0    
 Bachelor degree & other 28 28.0 101 25.3 129 25.8    
Occupation        14.62 0.023 0.171
 Student 58 58.0 163 40.8 221 44.2    
 Public servant 16 16.0 111 27.8 127 25.4    
 Laborer 8 8.0 41 10.3 49 9.8    
 Merchants / Business 9 9.0 42 10.5 51 10.2    
 Unemployed 8 8.0 23 5.8 31 6.2    
 House wife 0 0.0 14 3.5 14 2.8    
 Farmer 1 1.0 6 1.5 7 1.4    
Religion        9.217 0.009 0.135
 Buddhist 85 85.0 376 94.0 461 92.2    
 Animist 13 13.0 20 5.0 33 6.6    
 Christian 2 2.0 4 1.0 6 1.2    
  1. Note: .10 - small effect size.
  2. 30 - medium effect size.
  3. 50 - large effect size.