Table 1

Socio-demographic characteristics of street women, Northwest Ethiopia (n=204)
Variables Number (%)
Address
Gondar 113 (55.4)
Bahir Dar 91 (44.6)
Age (years)
15–24 53 (26.0)
25–34 71 (34.8)
35-49 80 (39.2)
Residence before street life
Urban 71 (34.8)
Rural 133 (65.2)
Religion
Orthodox 181 (88.7)
Muslim 23 (11.3)
Marital status
Single 56 (27.5)
Married 63 (30.9)
Divorced 43 (21.1)
Widowed 36 (17.6)
Separated 6 (2.9)
Educational Status
Cannot read & write 139 (68.1)
Read & write only 30 (14.7)
Elementary (grade 1–8) 35 (17.2)
Disability
Yes 83 (40.7)
No 121 (59.3)
Type of disability
Blindness 22 (26.5)
Problem on hand or leg 20 (24.1)
Non specified internal problem 27 (32.5)
Mental health problem 10 (12.0)
Difficulty hearing 2 (2.4)
Other 2 (2.4)
Have dependent family member
Yes 107 (52.5)
No 97 (47.5)
Sleeping at night
“On street” 61 (29.9)
“Off street” 143 (70.1)

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