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Table 1 Distribution of study participants by their socio-demographic characteristics in Debre Markos town, northwestern Ethiopia, March– April2017 (n = 517)

From: Uptake of pre-cervical cancer screening and associated factors among reproductive age women in Debre Markos town, Northwest Ethiopia, 2017

Age Frequency Percent
15–24 134 25.9
25–34 228 44.1
35–49 155 30
Ethnicity
 Amhara 495 95.7
 Oromo 11 2.1
 Tigre 9 1.7
 Othersa 2 .4
Religion
 Orthodox 441 85.3
 Muslim 44 8.5
 Protestant 23 4.4
 Catholic 9 1.7
Marital status
 Married 321 62.1
 Single 116 22.4
 Windowed 29 5.6
 Divorced 51 9.9
Education
 Unable to read and write 96 18.6
 Able to read and write 74 14.3
 Primary (1–8) 82 15.9
 Secondary (9–12) 118 22.8
 Collage and above 147 28.4
Occupation
 Merchant 115 22.2
 Housewife 146 28.2
 Governmental employee 140 27.1
 Farming 39 7.5
 Student 50 9.7
 Othersb 27 5.2
Household income
  < 867 ETB 172 33.3
 867–2500 ETB 180 34.8
  > 2500 ETB 165 31.9
  1. aGumuz (n = 1) and Agew (n = 1)
  2. bDaily laborer (n = 22), Waiter, (n = 2) and Commercial sex worker (n = 3)