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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of in-and-out-of-school young people, Nekemte, West Ethiopia, 2012

From: Parent-young people communication about sexual and reproductive health in E/Wollega zone, West Ethiopia: Implications for interventions

Variable Male Female Total
Sex (n= 2269) 1071 (47.2%) 1198 (52.8%) 2269(100%)
Age (n=2269)
10-14
86 (8%) 80(6.7%) 166 (7.3%)
15-19 558 (52.1%) 680 (56.7%) 1238 (54.6%)
20-24 422(39.9%) 429(36.6 %) 851 (37.5%)
Ethnicity (n=1424) - Oromo 1002 (93.6%) 1124 (93.8%) 2126 (93.7%)
Amhara 36 (3.4%) 40 (3. 3%) 76 (3.3%)
Gurageh 21 (2%) 24 (2%) 45(2%)
Others 12 (0.5%) 10 (0.8% ) 22 (0.97% )
Religion denomination (n=2269) -
Protestant
502 (46.2%) 614 (51.3%) 1116 (49.2%)
Orthodox 367 (34.5%) 406 (33.9 %) 773 (34.1%)
Islam 111 (10.4%) 99 (3.8%) 210 (9.3%)
Catholic 24 (2.2%) 34 (2.8%) 58 (2.6%)
Others 67(6.3%) 45(3.8%) 112(4.9%)
Living arrangement (n=2262)
With both biological parents 611 (69%) 626 (52.3%) 1237 (54.7%)
With mother only 170 (19.1 %) 208 (17.4%) 378(16.7%)
With father only 27 (3.1%) 29 (2.4%) 55 (2.4%)
Alone 25 (2.3%) 67 (5.6%) 92 (4.1%)
With other relatives 238 (22.2%) 267 (22.3%) 505(22.2%)
Respondents level of education (n=2256)
Primary (<5 ) 47 (4.4%) 56(4.8%) 103(4.6%)
Junior (5-8) 251 (23.5%) 227 (19.3%) 478(21.2%)
High school (9-12) 601(56.3%) 643 (54.7%) 1244 (55.4%)
Tertiary 169 (15.7%) 250(21.3%) 419(18.6%)
Mother’s Education (n=2269) Not educated 456 (44.7%) 530 (45.6%) 986(45.2%)
1-4 163 (16%) 241(20.7%) 404 (18.5%)
5-8 200 (19%) 217 (18.7 %%) 417(19.1%)
9-12 159 (15. 6%) 146(12.6%) 305(14%)
Tertiary 42 (4.1%) 29(2.5%) 71(3.3%)
Fathers’ level of education No educated 239 (23.6%) 331 (28.5%) 570(26.2%)
(2266) 1-4 148 (14.6%) 182 (15.7%) 330(15.2%)
5-8 235 (23.2%) 256 (22.1%) 491 (22.6%)
9-12 299 (29.5%) 331(28.5%) 630 (29%)
Tertiary 91(9%) 60(52%) 151(7%
Parents’ Marital status(n=2263) Married 732(68.3 %) 792(66.1%) 1524(67.2%)
Separated 25(2.3%) 29(2.4%) 54(2.4)
Divorced 56(5.2%) 58(4.8%) 114(5%)
Widowed 258(24.1%) 319(26.6%) 577(25.5%)