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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of mining workers in Sali traditional gold mining site Bench Maji Zone South West Ethiopia, February 2012 n = 393

From: HIV preventive behavior and associated factors among mining workers in Sali traditional gold mining site bench maji zone, Southwest Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Variables Frequency Percent
Age   
15-19 53 13.5
20-24 185 47.1
25-34 134 34.1
35 and above 21 5.3
Religion   
Orthodox 182 46.3
Muslim 108 27.5
Protestant 88 22.4
Others 15 3.8
Ethnic group   
Amhara 167 42.5
Oromo 59 15.0
Walayita 53 13.5
Hadiya 51 13.0
Gurage 46 11.7
Others 17 4.3
Marital status   
Single 271 69.0
Married 105 26.7
Divorced 32 2.5
widowed 26 1.8
Monthly income *   
Lower 99 25.2
Middle 98 24.9
Higher 117 29.8
Highest 79 20.1
Educational status   
can’t read and write 35 8.9
Primary school 142 36.1
Secondary school 193 49.1
Tertiary 23 5.9
  1. *Income categorized using quartile.