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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of secondary and preparatory schools’ students in Debremarkos Town, July, 2012

From: Assessment of adolescents’ communication on sexual and reproductive health matters with parents and associated factors among secondary and preparatory schools’ students in Debremarkos town, North West Ethiopia

Variable Number (n=688) Percent
Sex   
  Male 343 49.9%
  Female 345 50.1%
Age   
  10-14 10 1.4%
  15-19 621 90.3%
  20-24 57 8.3%
Grades   
  Grade 9 208 30.2%
  Grade 10 245 35.6%
  Grade 11 119 17.3%
  Grade 12 116 16.9%
Religions   
  Orthodox Christian 676 98,3%
  Others 12 1.6%
Ethnic groups   
  Amhara 681 99%
  Others 7 0.9%
Residence   
  Urban 545 79.2%
  Rural 143 20.8%
Living arrangement of respondents   
  With both parents 404 58.7%
  With father 20 2.9%
  With mother 103 15%
  With friend/s 21 3.1%
  Alone 84 12.2%
  With relatives 44 6.4%
  Others 12 1.7%
Family size   
  Less than three 73 10.6%
  Four to six 458 66.6%
  Greater than seven 157 22.8%
Family income   
  Less than 500 28 19.3%
  501-1000 39 26.9%
  >1001 78 53.8%
Educational status of father   
  Unable to read and write 101 14.7%
  Able to read and write 225 32.7%
  Grade 1-6 87 12.6%
  Grade 7-12 79 11.5%
  Above grade 12 196 28.5%
Educational status of mother   
  Unable to read and write 203 29.5%
  Able to read and write 188 27.3%
  Grade 1-6 83 12.1%
  Grade 7-12 101 14.7%
  Above grade 12 113 16.4%
Occupation of father   
  Employed government 189 27.5%
  Employed private 82 11.9%
  Merchant 122 17.7%
  Farmer 245 35.6%
  Others 50 7.3%
Occupation of mother   
  House wife 347 50.4%
  Employed government 83 12.1%
  Employed private 43 6.2%
  Merchant 75 10.9%
  Farmer 124 18%
  Others 16 2.3%