Table 1

Percentage distribution of the study population by selected socio demographic characteristics Gondar town, Ethiopia, April 2010
No. Variable Frequency (N=629) Percentage (100%) Mean ±SD
1 Age Mean age ±SD 31.2±(11.3)
 15-19 57 9.1
 20-24 159 25.3
 25-29 126 20.0
 30-34 73 11.6
 35-39 78 12.4
 40-44 49 7.8
 45+ 87 13.8
2 Marital status
 Single 227 36.1
 Married 281 44.6
 Divorced 52 8.3
 Widowed 69 11.0
3 Religion
 Orthodox 516 82.0
 Muslim 83 13.2
 Catholic 7 1.1
 Protestant 20 3.2
 Others 3 0.5
4 Educational status
 Illiterate 118 18.8
 Read & write 59 9.4
 Primary education 94 14.9
 High school 270 42.9
 Diploma 73 11.6
 Degree & above 15 2.4
5 Husband's education N=260 5.4
 Illiterate 14 14.2
 Read & write 37 15.4
 Primary  education 40 37.3
 High school 97 17.3
 Diploma 45 10.4
 Degree & above 27
6 Occupation
 Government  employee 120 19.1
 NGO employee 15 2.4
 Self employee/ merchant 164 26.1
 Student 119 18.9
 House wife 182 28.9
 Retired 29 4.6
7 Parity Mean no. of children ±SD 2 ±(2)
 0 231 36.7
 1 61 9.7
 2-4 244 38.8
 5+ 93 14.8
8 Monthly household income Mean income ±SD 800±(805.00)
 Low 157 25.0
 Medium 317 50.4
 High 155 24.6

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