Table 1

Socio-demographic characteristics of the study population of in-school and out-of-school youth, Ethiopia 2003

Characteristics

Number (percent)*


In-school

Out-of-school

Total

Sex

Male

3,089 (49.7)

7,109 (50.0)

10,198 (49.9)

Female

3,121 (50.3)

7,115 (50.0)

10.236 (50.1)

Age

15–19 years

6,206 (100.0)

7,267 (51.1)

13,473 (66.6)

20–24 years

-

6,955 (48.9)

6,955 (34.0)

Educational level

Not literate

-

-

-

Elementary

-

3,149 (29.1)

3,149 (18.5)

Secondary or above

6,210 (100.0)

7,687 (70.9)

13,897 (81.5)

Religion

Orthodox Christian

4,025 (65.1)

8,648 (61.1)

12,673 (62.3)

Catholic

61 (1.0)

375 (2.6)

436 (2.1)

Protestant

351 (5.7)

1,310 (9.2)

1,661 (8.2)

Muslim

1,691 (27.3)

3,709 (26.2)

5,400 (26.5)

Other

57 (0.9)

122 (0.9)

179 (0.9)

Alcohol intake

None or occasional

5,650 (91.1)

9,992 (73.0)

15,642 (78.7)

On a weekly basis

526 (8.5)

3,307 (24.2)

3,833 (19.3)

On a daily basis

26 (0.4)

384 (2.8)

410 (2.1)

Khat intake

None

5,611 (91.5)

10,500 (73.9)

16,111 (79.2)

Less than one per week

67 (1.1)

364 (2.6)

431 (2.1)

Once a week

353 (5.8)

1,885 (13.3)

2,238 (11.0)

Every day

103 (1.7)

1,459 (10.3)

1,562 (7.7)

Substance use other than Khat**

No

6,164 (99.3)

13,496 (94.9)

19,660 (96.2)

Yes

46 (0.7)

728 (5.1)

774 (3.8)


Total

6,210 (100.0)

14,224 (100.0)

20,434 (100.0)


* Missing values not shown.

** Substance use other than Khat include: Shisha, Benzene, Hashish, Mandrax, Cocaine, or Crack.

Kebede et al. BMC Public Health 2005 5:109   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-5-109

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