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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study population of in-school and out-of-school youth, Ethiopia 2003

From: Khat and alcohol use and risky sex behaviour among in-school and out-of-school youth in Ethiopia

Characteristics Number (percent)*
  In-school Out-of-school Total
Sex    
   Male 3,089 (49.7) 7,109 (50.0) 10,198 (49.9)
   Female 3,121 (50.3) 7,115 (50.0) 10.236 (50.1)
Age    
   15–19 years 6,206 (100.0) 7,267 (51.1) 13,473 (66.6)
   20–24 years - 6,955 (48.9) 6,955 (34.0)
Educational level    
   Not literate - - -
   Elementary - 3,149 (29.1) 3,149 (18.5)
   Secondary or above 6,210 (100.0) 7,687 (70.9) 13,897 (81.5)
Religion    
   Orthodox Christian 4,025 (65.1) 8,648 (61.1) 12,673 (62.3)
   Catholic 61 (1.0) 375 (2.6) 436 (2.1)
   Protestant 351 (5.7) 1,310 (9.2) 1,661 (8.2)
   Muslim 1,691 (27.3) 3,709 (26.2) 5,400 (26.5)
   Other 57 (0.9) 122 (0.9) 179 (0.9)
Alcohol intake    
   None or occasional 5,650 (91.1) 9,992 (73.0) 15,642 (78.7)
   On a weekly basis 526 (8.5) 3,307 (24.2) 3,833 (19.3)
   On a daily basis 26 (0.4) 384 (2.8) 410 (2.1)
Khat intake    
   None 5,611 (91.5) 10,500 (73.9) 16,111 (79.2)
   Less than one per week 67 (1.1) 364 (2.6) 431 (2.1)
   Once a week 353 (5.8) 1,885 (13.3) 2,238 (11.0)
   Every day 103 (1.7) 1,459 (10.3) 1,562 (7.7)
Substance use other than Khat**    
   No 6,164 (99.3) 13,496 (94.9) 19,660 (96.2)
   Yes 46 (0.7) 728 (5.1) 774 (3.8)
Total 6,210 (100.0) 14,224 (100.0) 20,434 (100.0)
  1. * Missing values not shown.
  2. ** Substance use other than Khat include: Shisha, Benzene, Hashish, Mandrax, Cocaine, or Crack.