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Table 1 Socio-demographic and socio-economic characteristics of rural adolescents in Machakel district, northwest Ethiopia, February 2012

From: Reproductive health knowledge and services utilization among rural adolescents in east Gojjam zone, Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency (n = 375) Percent
Sex   
 Male 190 50.7
 Female 185 49.3
Age   
 10-14 127 33.9
 15-19 248 66.1
 Mean 14.6 ± 4.1  
Marital status   
 Single 319 85.1
 Ever married 56 14.9
Ever attended school
 Yes 304 81.1
 No 71 18.9
Educational status (n = 304)
 Elementary 145 47.7
 Secondary 159 52.3
Current schooling   
 In-school 258 68.9
 Out-of-school 117 31.1
Current living arrangement
 Both parents 227 60.6
 Single parent 99 26.4
 Husband/wife 43 11.4
 Other 6 1.7
Family size   
 </=5 143 38.1
 >5 232 61.9
 Mean 4.43 ± 1.73  
Current occupational status
 Student 258 68.9
 Farmer 42 11.2
 Housewife 39 10.4
 Merchant 31 8.2
 Daily laborer 6 1.6
Any means of communication
 Yes 251 67.4
 No 124 32.6