Skip to main content

Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of street children included in the study in Jimma town, 2019

From: Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections and associated factors among street children in Jimma town; south West Ethiopia in 2019: a cross sectional study

CharacteristicsCategoriesFrequencies (n = 312)PercentagesRemark
SexMale28491% 
Female289% 
Total312100% 
EthnicityOromo24277.6% 
Amhara175.4% 
Dawro309.6% 
Keficho185.8% 
Guraghe41.6% 
Tigre10.3% 
Total312100% 
Birth areaUrban8326.6% 
Rural22973.4% 
Total312100% 
Educational statusNever joined7925.3% 
Able to read and write237.4% 
Grade 1–415549.7% 
Grade 5–85517.6% 
Total312100% 
Current school attendanceYes196.1% 
No29393.9 
Total312100% 
Working on the streetYes30999% 
No31% 
Total312100% 
Type of income generating worksCarrying goodsYes22672.4% 
No8326.6%
Total309100%
BeggingYes3611.6%
No27388.4%
Total309100%
Street tradeYes8427.2%
No22572.8%
Total309100%
Car washing and protectionYes8527.3%
No22472.7%
Total309100%
Income≤ 30 ETB14245.5% 
31–50 ETB12239.1%
≥51 ETB4815.4%
Total312100%
Reasons to live on the streetSearch of jobYes14847.4% 
No16452.6%
Total312100%
Peer pressureYes9028.8%
No22271.2%
Total312100%
Death of parentsYes7624.4%
No23675.6%
Total312100%
Home violenceYes7223.1%
No24076.9%
Total312100%