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Table 2 Sex trafficking awareness among youth females in Bahir Dar town, North-West Ethiopia, February 2012

From: Sex trafficking awareness and associated factors among youth females in Bahir Dar town, North-West Ethiopia: a community based study

Variables Responses
Frequency Percent
Heard or read about sex trafficking Yes 249 59.7
  No 168 40.3
Source of information about sex trafficking* (n = 249)    
  Friends 114 45.9
  Radio 96 38.6
  Television 159 63.9
  News 42 16.9
  letter 9 3.6
  Othersa   
Mediators for sex trafficking* (n = 249)    
  Friends 216 86.7
  Brokers 185 74.3
  Internet 22 8.8
  Othersb 10 4.0
Reasons to be trafficked* (n = 249)    
  Poverty 111 44.6
  Unemployment 124 49.8
  Hope for better life elsewhere 180 72.3
  Illiteracy 45 18.1
  Low social status 9 3.6
  Entrapment 9 3.6
  False marriage 18 7.2
  Othersc 7 2.8
Which age groups of females are more vulnerable to be trafficked    
  < 25 age group 298 71.4
  ≥ 25 age group 17 4.1
  All age group 52 24.5
Has someone approached you to assist you in going abroad?    
  Yes 105 25.1
  No 212 74.9
  1. *multiple responses are there, amini media, family, internet; brelatives, strangers, tourists; cfamily, divorce, family loss.