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Table 1 Background characteristics of in-school adolescents, Eastern Hararge Zone, Oromia Regional State, Eastern Ethiopia, 2011

From: Pre-marital sexual debut and its associated factors among in-school adolescents in eastern Ethiopia

Variables Category Number Percentage
Respondent’s sex: Male 1985 71.8
  Female 781 28.2
Age group: 14–15 286 10.3
  16–71 1224 44.3
  18–19 1256 45.4
Respondent’s Ethnicity: Oromo 2461 89.0
  Amhara 221 8.0
  Other 84 3.0
Respondents religion: Islam 2342 84.7
  Christian 353 12.8
  Other 71 2.5
Respondent’s birth order: Middle 1950 70.5
  First 715 25.9
  Only child 101 3.6
Perceived self-educational rank: Top 925 33.4
  Average 1780 64.4
  Weak 61 2.2
Living arrangement for education purpose: Family/relative 1799 65.0
  Rental alone 393 14.2
  Rental in group 574 20.8
Pocket money from family per month (in Birr) < 100 1324 39.8
  100–200 1100 47.9
  >200 342 12.3