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Table 1 Percentage distribution of socio-demographic characteristics of in and out-of-school youths in Nekemte Town, Western Ethiopia, 2012

From: Assessment of risky sexual behaviors and risk perception among youths in Western Ethiopia: the influences of family and peers: a comparative cross-sectional study

Characteristics Category Number (percentage)
   In-school (n = 600) Out-of-school (n = 583) Total (n = 1183)
Sex Male 372 (62%) 411 (70.5%) 783 (66.1%)
Female 228 (38%) 172 (29.5%) 400 (33.8%)
Age 15-19 years 468 (78%) 104 (22%) 572 (48.3%)
20-24 years 132 (22%) 479 (72%) 611 (51.6%)
Mean age (±SD) 17.3 (±3.6) 21.6 (±2.3)  
Religion Protestant 327 (54.6%) 306 (52.6%) 633 (53.5%)
Orthodox 204 (36.2%) 212 (36.4%) 416 (35.1%)
Muslim 55 (9.2%) 46 (7.8%) 101 (8.5%)
Others 13 (2.2%) 19 (3.2%) 32 (2.7%)
Religiosity Never attend 20 (3.4%) 30 (5.2%) 50 (4.2%)
Attend frequently 416 (69.3%) 360 (61.8%) 776 (65.6%)
Occasionally 164 (27.3%) 193 (32.0%) 357 (30.1%)
Ethnicity Oromo 489 (81.6%) 486 (83.4%) 975 (82.4%)
Amhara 76 (12.6%) 87 (15%) 163 (13.8%)
Guragehe 24 (4.0%) 20 (3.4%) 44 (3.7%)
Others 11 (1.8%) 7 (1.2%) 18 (1.5%)
Educational status Not literate NA NA NA
Elementary NA 164 (28.2%) 164 (13.8%)
Secondary or above 600 (100%) 419 (71.8) 1019 (86.1%)
Perceived family economic status Poor 92 (15.3%) 93 (15.9%) 185 (15.6%)
Medium 427 (71.1%) 410 (70.4%) 837 (70.7%)
Rich 81 (13.6%) 80 (14.1%) 161 (13.6%)
Living arrangement Alone 78 (13%) 104 (18%) 182 (15.3%)
Both parents 208 (34.8%) 125 (21.4%) 333 (28.1%)
Single parent 121 (20.1%) 36 (6.0%) 157 (13.2%)
Relatives 73 (12.1%) 181 (31.1%) 254 (21.4%)
Friends 120 (20%) 137 (23.5%) 257 (21.7%)
Membership of anti-AIDS movement club Club members 204 (34.0%) 168 (28.8%) 372 (31.4%)
  Non-club members 396 (66.0%) 415 (72.2%) 811 (68.6%)
  1. NA: Not Applicable.