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Table 4 Socio-demographic characteristics of adolescent school girls in Northeast Ethiopia, 2013

From: Menstrual hygiene management and school absenteeism among female adolescent students in Northeast Ethiopia

Characteristics of respondents (n = 574) Numbers Percent
Age group (years) 10-13 76 13.24
  14-16 306 53.31
  17-19 192 33.45
Religion Orthodox 313 54.53
  Islam 239 41.64
  Others* 22 3.83
Residence Rural 315 54.88
  Urban 259 45.12
Grade Grade 7 305 53.14
  Grade 8 269 46.86
Marital status Never married 568 98.95
  Married 6 1.05
Ethnicity Amhara 562 97.91
  Tigre 12 2.09
Live with Both parents 425 74.04
  Mother only 81 14.11
  Relatives 43 7.49
  Others** 25 4.36
Mother’s education Illiterate 244 42.51
  Read & write 181 31.53
  Primary 83 14.46
  Secondary and above 66 11.50
Father’s education Illiterate 153 26.66
  Read & write 210 36.59
  Primary 98 17.07
  Secondary and above 113 19.69
Mother’s occupation House wife 361 62.89
  Petty trader 157 27.35
  Employed***** 37 6.45
  Others*** 19 3.31
Father’s occupation Farmer 381 66.38
  Petty trader 81 14.11
  Employed***** 101 17.59
  Others**** 11 1.92
Monthly expenditure (Eth Birr) <=300 129 22.47
  301-600 170 29.62
  601-900 91 15.85
  901-1200 103 17.94
  >1200 81 14.11
  1. NB: *(protestant and catholic), **(live with husband and father), ***(farmer, daily laborer), ****(carpenter, barber, daily laborer), *****employed (government and private).