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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of Woreta general higher education preparatory and secondary school students by sex (N = 651) in Woreta Town, Northwest Ethiopia, May 2012

From: High prevalence of substance use and associated factors among high school adolescents in Woreta Town, Northwest Ethiopia: multi-domain factor analysis

Characteristics Sex  
Female, n (%) Male, n (%) Total, n (%)
Age (years)    
    14-16 108(36.9) 84(23.5) 192(29.5)
    17-19 185(63.1) 274(76.5) 459(70.5)
Grade    
    9 125(42.7) 136(38) 261(40.1)
    10 102(34.8) 119(33.2) 221(33.9)
    11 34(11.6) 47(13.1) 81(12.4)
    12 32(10.9) 56(15.6) 88(13.5)
Religion    
    Orthodox 259(88.4) 318(88.8) 577(88.6)
    Muslim 22(7.5) 31(8.7) 53(8.2)
    Others 12(4.1) 9(2.5) 21(3.2)
Residence    
    Urban 145(49.5) 209(58.4) 354(54.4)
    Rural 148(50.5) 149(41.6) 297(45.6)
Mother’s Educational level    
    Illiterate 104(35.5) 137(38.3) 241(37)
    1-6 grade 99(33.8) 135(37.7) 234(35.9)
    7-12 grade 41(14) 46(12.8) 87(13.4)
    Technique/vocational certificate 14(4.8) 5(1.4) 19(2.9)
    Some university/college diploma 25(8.5) 19(5.3) 44(6.8)
    Some university/college degree 10(3.4) 16(4.5) 26(4)
Father’s Educational level    
    Illiterate 78(26.6) 99(27.7) 177(27.2)
    1-6 grade 97(33.1) 122(34.1) 219(33.6)
    7-12 grade 49(16.7) 69(19.3) 118(18.1)
    Technique/vocational certificate 14(4.8) 9(2.5) 23(3.5)
    Some university/college diploma 24(8.2) 28(7.8) 52(8.0)
    Some university/college degree 31(10.6) 31(8.7) 62(9.5)