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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of participants of parent–adolescent discussion about SRH issues study in Sawla town, Southern Ethiopia 2020 (n = 653)

From: Parent–adolescent discussion on sexual and reproductive health issues and its associated factors among parents in Sawla town, Gofa zone, Ethiopia

Variable Category Frequency %
Age  < 35 62 9.5
35–45 405 62.0
 > 45 186 28.5
Sex Male 322 49.3
Female 331 50.7
Religion Christian 521 79.8
Muslim 132 20.2
Ethnic group Gofa 518 79.3
Othersa 135 20.7
Educational level No formal education 153 23.4
Primary School 99 15.2
Secondary school 129 19.8
Diploma and above 272 41.7
Occupation Daily labors 119 18.2
Civil servants 227 34.8
Private sector employee 108 16.5
Merchant 199 30.5
Monthly income  < 1000 25 3.8
1000–2000 145 22.2
 > 2000 483 74.0
Marital status Single 10 1.5
Married 581 89.0
Divorced 44 6.7
Widowed 18 2.8
Relation with adolescent Father 320 49.0
Mother 322 49.3
Guardian 11 1.7