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Table 3 Socio-demographic characteristics of informants participated in the study, west Gojjam zone, Northwest Ethiopia, 2018

From: Socio-cultural context of adolescent sexuality and youth friendly service intervention in West Gojjam Zone, Northwest Ethiopia: a qualitative study

Characters Description YFS program Total
Program area Non-program area
Background characteristics of unmarried adolescent participated in the FGD(n = 46)
 Sex Male 8 7 15
Female 15 16 31
 Age Mean age (SD) 17.8 (1.6) 17.8 (1.3) 17.8 (1.4)
 Current schooling status In-school 13 15 28
Out-of school 10 8 18
 Religion Orthodox 21 23 44
Muslim 2 0 2
Background characteristics of parents participated in the FGD(n = 44)
 Sex Male 7 8 15
Female 14 15 29
 Age Mean age 54 (7.2) 50.6 (5.8) 52.5 (7.7)
 Educational status Illiterate 8 10 18
Write and read 10 8 18
Literate 3 5 9
 Religion Orthodox 20 22 42
Muslim 1 1 2
 Marital status Married 17 20 37
Widowed/divorced 4 3 7
 Occupation Farmer 16 20 36
Employed 3 0 3
Daily laborer 2 3 5
Characteristics of religious leaders (5), community elders (5), health workers (6) and teachers (2) participated in the Key informant interview (n = 18)
 Religious leaders Orthodox 1 2 3
Muslim 1 1 2
Mean age 66 76 71
 Community elders Male 2 1 3
Female 1 1 2
Mean age 74 72 73
Characteristics of health workers (6) and teachers (2)
 Sex Male 2 3 5
Female 2 1 3
 Age Mean Age 30 (2.8) 27 (2.8) 27.6 (3.7)
 Education Diploma 1 2 3
Degree 3 2 5
 Work experience < 5 years 1 2 3
> = 5 years 3 2 5
 Adolescent experienced SRH problems 2 2 4