Table 3

Factors associated with increased sexual harassment since COVID-19 restrictions, among AGYW with past-year sexual harassment, weighted

Increased sexual harassment since covid
Col%Row%P value†aRR (95% CI)‡
Age group0.38
 16–20 years45.048.3
 20–26 years55.036.8
Highest level of education completed0.60
 Secondary or lower79.540.4
Currently in school0.05*
 Yes32.759.01.66 (0.98, 2.80)
Marital status0.66
Personal control over decision to leave house0.06
 Less than full control61.232.2ref
 Full control38.857.41.69* (1.00 to 2.90)
Control over own earnings0.26
 Less than full control66.246.5
 Full control33.833.2
Relative household SES tertile0.97
Household composition0.17
 Live alone7.016.6
 Lives with parent(s), with or without other(s)63.344.4
 Lives with partner with or without other(s), excluding parent(s)17.025.9
 Live with others12.865.1
Ability to meet basic financial needs since COVID-190.59
 Basic financial needs met33.337.2
 Basic financial needs unmet66.744.4
  • *p<0.05.

  • †P value for the design-based F statistic bivariate testing.

  • ‡aRR generated through multivariate negative binomial regression with increased sexual harassment since COVID-19 restrictions as the dependent variable, among those who experienced past-year sexual harassment (n=118); all variables listed included in specification accounting for robust SE clustering by node; weighted.

  • AGYW, adolescent girls and young women; aRR, adjusted risk ratio; SES, socioeconomic status.