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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents, Asella town, Ethiopia, June, 2019

From: Parental communication on sexual and reproductive health issues to their adolescents and affecting factors at Asella town, Ethiopia: a community-based, cross-sectional study

Variable /categories Frequency Percentage
Age   
 < 35 years 64 18.4
 35–45 years 128 36.9
 > 45 years 155 44.7
Sex   
 Male 142 40.9
 Female 205 59.1
Educational level   
 Illiterate 85 24.5
 Primary (1–8) 128 36.9
 Secondary (9–12) 46 13.3
 Diploma and above 88 25.4
Marital status   
 Married/ was live together 282 81.3
 Divorced 39 11.2
 Widowed 26 7.5
Family size   
 [1, 2] 122 35.2
 [3–5] 162 46.7
 > 5 63 18.2
Religion   
 Orthodox 151 43.5
 Muslim 114 32.9
 Protestant 80 23.1
 *Others 2 0.6
Ethnicity   
 Oromo 173 49.9
 Amhara 117 33.7
 Gurage 56 16.1
 **Others 1 0.3
Occupation   
 Housewife 139 40.1
 Government employer 73 21
 Farmer 60 17.3
 Merchant 62 17.9
 Daily laborer 13 3.7
Monthly income   
 < 500 Ethiopian birr (ETB) 70 20.2
 500–1000 ETB 87 25.1
 1000 and above ETB 190 54.8
  1. *Others (Wakefata, Adventist and Catholic) **Others could be (Tigire and Wolaita)