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Table 1 Background characteristics of returnees/deported persons via the three major human trafficking corridors, Ethiopia, 2016

From: Human trafficking among Ethiopian returnees: its magnitude and risk factors

Characteristics Number (percent) of participants
Sex
 Male 801 (59.69)
 Female 541 (40.31)
Age
 14–17 43 (3.20)
 18–20 251 (18.70)
 21–24 477 (35.54)
 26–35 466 (33.23)
 36–50 125 (9.31)
Religion
 Orthodox 274 (20.42)
 Muslim 826 (61.55)
 Protestant 223 (16.62)
 Others 19 (1.42)
Marital status
 Married 384 (28.61)
 Never married 924 (68.85)
 Separated/Widowed 34 (2.53)
Region
 Oromyia 565 (42.10)
 SNNPRS 332 (24.74)
 Amhara 287 (21.39)
 Addis Ababa 96 (7.15)
 Others 62 (4.62)
Ethnicity
 Oromo 488 (36.36)
 Amhara 392 (29.21)
 SNNP a 370 (27.57)
 Others 92 (6.86)
Educational level
 Illiterate/Informal Education 153 (11.40)
  Elementary 417 (31.07)
 Junior 353 (26.30)
 High school 318 (23.70)
 Preparatory school and above 101 (7.53)
Residence (before departure)
 Rural 799 (59.54)
 Urban 543 (40.46)
Exit corridor
 Metemma Yohannes 814 (60.66)
 Moyale 180 (13.41)
 Galafi 252 (18.78)
 Others b 96 (7.15)
  1. a SNNP stands for southern nations, nationalities, and peoples, and it comprises more than 40 ethnic groups in SNNPRS; victims of trafficking were mainly from Hadiya, Kembata, Wolayita, and Sidama ethnic groups. 
  2. b Other exit gates mainly include Bole Airport, as well as Humera, Bosasso, and Gambella traveling corridors