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Table 1 Frequency distribution of background characteristics of the study participants

From: Spatial pattern and associated factors of HIV testing and counselling among youths (15–24 years) in Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percent
Sex
 Female 6256 58.0
 Male 4524 42.0
Age of respondent
 15 to 19 5964 55.3
 20 to 24 4817 44.7
Educational status
 No education 1879 17.4
 Primary 5673 52.6
 Secondary 2395 22.2
 Higher 834 7.8
Religion
 Orthodox 4414 40.9
 Muslim 4183 38.8
 Protestant 1994 18.5
 Others 190 1.8
Wealth index
 Poorest 2389 22.2
 Poorer 1563 14.5
 Middle 1564 14.5
 Richer 1670 15.5
 Richest 3595 33.3
Residence
 Rural 7493 69.5
 Urban 3288 30.5
Marital status
 Never married 7434 26.2
 Ever married 20,937 73.8
Media exposure
 No 4351 40.4
 Yes 6430 59.6
Age at first sex
  < 20 7900 73.3
  ≥ 20 2881 26.7
Distance to health facility
 Big problem 2553 46.1
 Not big problem 2988 53.9
Know a place to get HIV test
 No 2102 20.8
 Yes 7980 79.2
Chewed khat
 No 8775 81.6
 Yes 1972 18.4
Ever drunk alcohol
 No 6561 61.0
 Yes 4186 39.0