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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of youth in Harar town, east Ethiopia, 2011(n = 845)

From: Utilization of youth friendly services and associated factors among youth in Harar town, east Ethiopia: a mixed method study

Characteristics Frequency Percent
Age 15–19 525 62.1
20–24 320 37.9
Sex Male 434 51.4
Female 411 48.6
Religion Orthodox 425 50.3
Muslim 331 39.2
Protestant 78 9.2
Catholic 8 0.9
Others 3 0.4
Educational status Illiterate 31 3.7
Primary 284 33.6
Secondary 358 42.3
12 and above 172 20.4
Marital status Single 689 81.6
Married 138 16.3
Divorced 6 0.7
Widowed 12 1.4
Ethnic group Oromo 340 40.2
Amhara 328 38.8
Harari 47 5.6
Guraghe 66 7.8
Tigre 46 5.5
Others 18 2.1
Occupation Student 560 66.3
Employed 58 6.9
Merchant 31 3.7
Housewife 81 9.5
Unemployed 55 6.5
Others 60 7.1
Monthly income No income 627 74.2
Below 300 birr 34 4.1
300–900 birr 101 11.9
900 birr and above 54 6.4
Don’t know 29 3.4
School status In school 561 66.4
Out school 284 33.6
Living arrangement Married 132 15.6
Live with boy/girl friend 109 12.9
With parent/s 604 71.5
Have child Yes 112 13.3
No 733 86.7
Number of child(n = 112) 1–2 children 75 67
3–4 children 24 21.4
4 and above children 13 11.6