Table 1

Socio demographic characteristics of the study participants by Province of Rwanda, 2010 (N = 1096)

Province


Socio demographic characters

City of Kigali

Southern

Western

Northern

Eastern

Total


Age group

n = 99 (%)

n = 290 (%)

n = 294 (%)

n = 212 (%)

n = 199 (%)

n = 1094 (%)


≤ 19

7 (7)

21 (7.)

57 (19)

34 (16)

27 (14)

146 (14)


20-29

21 (21)

87 (30)

83 (28)

63 (30)

59 (30)

313 (29)


30-39

41 (41)

82 (28)

71 (24)

51 (24)

43 (22)

288 (26)


40+

30 (30)

100 (34)

83 (28)

64 (30)

70 (35)

347 (32)


Religion

n = 101 (%)

n = 290 (%)

n = 293 (%)

n = 212 (%)

n = 199 (%)

n = 1095 (%)


Catholic

36 (36)

170 (59)

99 (34)

137 (65)

97 (49)

539 (49)


Protestant

39 (39)

89 (31)

139 (47)

57 (27)

73 (37)

397 (36)


Adventist

10 (10)

27 (9)

46 (16)

10 (5)

20 (10)

113 (10)


Muslim

13 (13)

2 (0.7)

2 (0.7)

6 (3)

8 (4)

31 (3)


Other

3 (3)

2 (0.7)

7 (2)

2 (0.9)

1 (0.5)

15 (1)


Education

n = 101 (%)

n = 290 (%)

n = 294 (%)

n = 212 (%)

n = 199 (%)

n = 1096 (%)


Attended school

92 (91)

227 (78)

255 (87)

174 (82)

170 (85)

918 (84)


Never attended school

9 (9)

63 (22)

39 (13)

38 (18)

29 (15)

178 (16)


Level of education

n = 101 (%)

n = 290 (%)

n = 294 (%)

n = 212 (%)

n = 199 (%)

n = 1096 (%)


Never attended school

9 (9)

63 (22)

39 (13)

38 (18)

29 (15)

178 (16)


Primary school

45 (49)

194 (86)

206 (81)

154 (89)

135 (79)

734 (80)


Vocational school

11 (12)

9 (4)

12 (5)

4 (2)

4 (2)

40 (4)


Secondary school

25 (27)

24 (11)

33 (13)

15 (9)

25 (15)

122 (13)


University

11 (12)

0 (0.0)

4 (2)

1 (0.6)

6 (4)

22 (2)


Marital Status

n = 101 (%)

n = 290 (%)

n = 294 (%)

n = 212 (%)

n = 199 (%)

n = 1096 (%)


Married

37 (37)

162 (56)

151 (51)

103 (49)

88 (44)

541 (49)


Cohabitation

22 (22)

55 (19)

32 (11)

34 (16)

51 (26)

194 (18)


Singles/living alone

42 (42)

73 (25)

111 (38)

75 (35)

60 (30)

361 (33)


Mean age was 33.6 years [standard deviation (sd) = .12 years]. Most (96%) respondents were Christians (49% Catholic; 36% Protestant; and 10% Adventist) followed by Muslim (2%). The majority (84%) of respondents had ever attended school and this proportion was higher in the City of Kigali (91%) (Table 1).

Gasasira et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:134   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-134

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