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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 age at first sexual initiation among youths in Gamo Gofa, South West Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Variables Number Percent
Age [Mean(±SD) = 20.57(±2.59)]   
15 - 19 111 27.4
20 - 24 294 72.6
Sex   
Male 186 45.9
Female 219 54.1
Residence   
Urban 301 74.3
Rural 104 25.7
Ethnic group   
Gamo 183 45.3
Gofa 114 28.2
Amhara 41 10.1
Others* 66 16.3
Religion   
Orthodox Christian 221 54.6
Muslim 18 4.4
Protestant 158 39.0
Others** 8 2.0
Education   
No education 59 14.6
Primary Education 47 11.6
Secondary & above 299 73.8
Occupation   
Government employed 73 18.0
Merchant 50 12.3
House wife 31 7.7
Daily Laborer 54 13.3
Student 19 48.6
Marital Status   
Never Married 276 68.1
Married/living together 99 24.4
Divorced/separated/ widowed 30 7.4
Monthly income   
<= 450 Ethiopian birr ( <= $ 25 ) 243 60.0
451 – 999 Ethiopian birr ( $ 25.1 - $ 55.5 ) 72 17.8
> = 1000 Ethiopian birr ( > = $ 55.6 ) 90 22.2
  1. * Wolayta, Konso, Gurage, Oromo ** Catholic, Adventist, Only Jesus.