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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of preparatory and high school students, Woldia, northeast Ethiopia 2016(n = 718)

From: Factors associated with early sexual initiation among preparatory and high school youths in Woldia town, northeast Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percentage
Sex
 Female 364 50.7
 Male 354 49.3
Age
 15–19 659 91.8
 20–24 59 8.2
Marital status
 Single 714 99.4
 Married 4 0.6
Educational status
 Grade 9 269 37.5
 Grade 10 177 24.7
 Grade 11 143 19.9
 Grade 12 129 18.0
Religion
 Orthodox Christian 517 72.0
 Muslim 182 25.3
 Othersa 19 2.7
Religious participation
 Yes 628 87.5
 No 90 12.5
Frequency of religious participation (n = 628)
 Every day 231 36.8
 Once a week 289 46.0
 Once a month 52 8.3
 Once a year 40 6.4
 Othersb 16 2.5
Living with
 Both parents 388 51.3
 Mother only 109 15.2
 Father only 24 3.3
 Friends 21 2.9
 Relative 133 18.5
 Living alone 42 5.8
 Grandparents 21 2.9
Current Fathers’ educational status (n = 606)
 Unable to write and read 60 8.4
 Able to write and read 239 33.3
 Elementary school (1-8th) 127 17.7
 High school (9-10th) 22 3.1
 Preparatory school (11-12th) 36 5.0
 Collage and above 122 17.0
Current Mother’s educational status (n = 663)
 Unable to write and read 129 19.5
 Able to write and read 195 29.4
 Elementary school (1-8th) 124 18.7
 High school (9-10th) 71 10.7
 Preparatory school (11-12th) 52 7.8
 Collage and above 92 13.9
Current Father’s employment status(n = 606)
 Civil servant 181 25.2
 Private employer 99 13.8
 Merchant 115 16.0
 Daily laborer /house maid 17 2.4
 Farmer 172 24.0
 Othersc 22 3.1
Current Mother’s employment status (n = 663)
 House wife 310 46.8
 Civil servant employer 121 18.3
 Private employer 46 7.0
 Merchant 119 18.0
 Daily laborer /house maid 16 2.4
 Farmer 51 7.7
Household wealth status
 Lowest 143 19.9
 Second 258 35.9
 Middle 35 4.9
 Fourth 142 18.9
 Highest 140 18.5
  1. aProtestant and catholic, bParticipate religious participation more than once in a week, month, and year cDriver, Soldier, Pensioner