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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of Wolaita Sodo University students, June,2010

From: Predictors of sexual abstinence among Wolaita Sodo University Students, South Ethiopia

Socio demographic and socio economic characteristics Number Percent
Sex 583 77.8
   Male 166 22.2
   Female
Ethnicity 181 24.2
   Amhara 129 17.2
   Hadiya 128 17.1
   Oromo 101 13.5
   Gurage 86 11.5
   Wolaita 52 6.9
   Tigre 72 9.5
   Others*
Religion 368 49.1
   Orthodox Christian 107 14.3
   Muslim 261 34.8
   Protestant 13 1.8
   Others ** 194 25.9
Faculty or school 154 20.6
   Natural Science 144 19.2
   Business economics 103 13.8
   Social Science 76 10
   Agriculture 42 5.6
   Health Science 36 4.6
   School of Technology
   School of Law
Academic year 356 47.5
   Year I 153 20.4
   Year II 240 32.0
   Year III
Current place of accommodation 733 97.9
   Dormitory 13 1.7
   With parents 3 0.4
   Outside campus rented
Self reported academic performance 250 33.4
   Below average 382 51.0
   At least average 117 15.6
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  1. *Kembata, Dawro, Gamo, Sidama ** Catholic, Jehovah