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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of youths visiting HIV testing and counseling centers in Gamo-Gofa, South West Ethiopia, 2012

From: Factors associated with Khat use among youths visiting HIV testing and counseling centers in Gamo Gofa, Southern Ethiopia

Variables Khat chewers: n (%) Non khat chewers: n (%) Total
Age [Mean (±SD) = 20.57 (±2.59)]    
15 - 19 17 (4.2%) 92 (23.0%) 109 (27.2%)
20 - 24 91 (22.8%) 200 (50.0%) 291 (72.8%)
Sex    
Male 68 (17.0%) 117 (29.2%) 185 (46.2%)
Female 40 (10.0%) 175 (43.8%) 215 (53.8%)
Residence    
Urban 90 (22.5%) 208 (52.0%) 298 (74.5%)
Rural 18 (4.5%) 84 (21.0%) 102 (25.5%)
Religion    
Orthodox Christian 80 (20.0%) 139 (34.8%) 219 (54.8%)
Muslim 6 (1.5%) 11 (2.8%) 17 (4.2%)
Protestant 22 (5.5%) 134 (33.5%) 156 (39.0%)
Others* 2 (0.5%) 6(1.5%) 8 (2.0%)
Education    
No education 8 (2.0%) 250 (12.4%) 58 (14.4%)
Primary education 13 (3.3%) 34 (8.5%) 47 (11.8%)
Secondary & above 87 (21.8%) 208 (52.0%) 295 (73.8%)
Occupation    
Government employed 26 (6.5%) 46 (11.5%) 72 (18.0%)
Merchant 11 (2.8%) 37 (9.2%) 48 (12.0%)
House wife 7 (1.8%) 24 (6.0%) 31 (7.8%)
Daily laborer 18 (4.4%) 36 (9.0%) 54 (13.4%)
Student 46 (11.5%) 149 (37.3%) 195 (48.8%)
Marital status    
Never married 85 (21.3%) 188 (47.0%) 273 (68.3%)
Married/living together 15 (3.8%) 82 (20.4%) 97 (24.2%)
Divorced/separated/widowed 8 (2.0%) 22 (5.5%) 30 (7.5%)
Monthly income    
<= 450 Ethiopian currency ( <= $ 25 ) 58 (14.5%) 182 (45.5%) 240 (60.0%)
451 – 999 Ethiopian currency ( $ 25.1 - $ 55.5 ) 14 (3.5%) 57 (14.3%) 71 (17.8%)
> = 1000 Ethiopian currency ( > = $ 55.6 ) 36 (9.0%) 53 (13.2%) 89 (22.2%)
  1. * Catholic, Adventist, Only Jesus.