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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of adolescent girls at Gedeo zone high schools, Southern Ethiopia 2019 (n = 791)

From: Knowledge and menstrual hygiene practice among adolescent school girls in southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

VariablesCategoriesFrequencyPercentage
Age< 15 years11814.9
> 15 years57385.1
Living withParents29031.3
Relatives25327.3
Peers21523.2
ResidencyTown24330.7
Rural54869.3
ReligionOrthodox20626.0
Protestant46158.3
Muslim648.1
Others607.6
EthnicityGedeo40951.7
Oromo18223.0
Amhara13316.8
Guragie253.2
Others425.3
Birth orderFirst28536.0
In between32641.2
Last18022.8
Maternal educationUnable to read and write27835.1
Able to read and write13817.4
Primary21326.9
Secondary739.2
Diploma and above8911.3
Paternal educationUnable to read and write20225.5
Able to read and write21226.8
Primary27134.3
Secondary445.6
Diploma and above627.8
Family structureNuclear53868.0
Extended25332.0