Table 1

Socio-demographic characteristics of Axum university students by sex (nā€‰=ā€‰756), April 2012
Characteristics Sex Total n (%)
Male n (%) Female n (%)
Age group( years)
15-19 24 (5.4) 26 (8.3) 50 (6.6)
20-24 342 (77.0) 252 (80.8) 594 (78.6)
25-30 78 (17.6) 34 (10.9) 112 (14.8)
total 444 (100) 312(100) 756(100)
Religion
Orthodox 263 (59.2%) 159 (51.0%) 422 (55.8%)
Muslim 110 (24.8%) 85 (27.2%) 195 (25.8%)
Protestant 65 (14.6%) 60 (19.2%) 125 (16.5%)
Others 6 (1.4%) 8 (2.6%) 14 (1.9%)
Ethnicity
Tigrie 193 (43.5) 140 (44.9) 333 (44)
Amhara 142 (32.0) 90 (28.8) 232 (30.7)
Oromo 69 (15.5) 52 (16.7) 121 (16)
SNN 40(9.0) 30(9.6) 69(9.1)
Marital status
Single 403(90.8) 269(86.1) 672(88.9)
Married 26(5.8) 32(10.3) 58(7.7)
Divorced 6(1.4) 8(2.6) 14(1.9)
Others 9(2.9) 3(1.0) 12(1.6)
Original residence
Urban 261(58.8) 189(60.6) 450(59.5)
Rural 183(41.2) 123(39.4) 306(40.5)
Year of study
First year 155(34.9) 123(39.4) 278(36.8)
Second year 152(34.2) 95(30.4) 247(32.7)
Third year 119(26.8) 78(25.0) 197(26)
Fourth year 18(4.1) 16(5.1) 34(4.5)
Faculty
Health 22(5.0) 20(6.4) 42(5.6)
Social 44(9.9) 27(8.7) 71(9.4)
Business and economics 98(22.1) 84(26.9) 182(24.1)
Natural 128(28.8) 67(21.5) 195(25.8)
Engineering 152(34.2) 114(36.5) 266(35.2)

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