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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of high school girls, Nekemte Town, Oromia region, Western Ethiopia, 2014

From: Assessment of knowledge and practice of menstrual hygiene among high school girls in Western Ethiopia

Variables (828) Number (%)
Age category in years
 <= 16 539 (65.1)
 >16 289 (34.9)
Grade
 Ninth 537 (64.9)
 Tenth 291 (35.1)
Ethnicity
 Oromo 769 (92.9)
 Amhara 28 (3.4)
 Gurage 18 (2.2)
 Others* 13 (1.6)
Religion  
 Ethiopian Protestant 420 (50.7)
 Ethiopian Orthodox 292 (35.3)
 Ethiopian Catholic 68 (8.2)
 Muslim 42 (5.1)
 Others** 6 (0.7)
Educational status of the Father’s (n = 820)
 Can’t read and write 98 (12)
 Can read and write 200 (24.4)
 G1-4 48 (5.9)
 G5-8 123 (15)
 Secondary 113 (13.8)
 College and above 238 (29)
Educational status Mother’s (n = 823)
 Can’t read and write 175 (21.3)
 Can read and write 178 (21.6)
 G1-4 121 (14.7)
 G5-8 154 (18.7)
 Secondary 97 (11.8)
 College and above 98 (11.9)
Occupational status of the Mother’s (n = 818)
 Housewife 269 (32.7)
 Student 139 (16.9)
 Merchant 187 (22.7)
 Employed in private organization 28 (3.4)
 Governmental employee 102 (12.4)
 Daily laborer 82 (10)
 Others 16 (1.9)
Occupational status of the father’s (n = 820)  
 Farmer 313 (37.8)
 Government employed 278 (33.6)
 Merchant 96 (11.6)
 Private organization 48 (5.8)
 Daily Laborer 77 (9.3)
 Others**** 8 (1 %)
Income (ETB) (n = 808)  
 <800 215 (26.6)
 800–1000 306 (37.9)
 1001–2000 118 (114.6)
 >2000 169 (20.9)
 Mean 1801 ETB
Have radio/TV (n = 828)
 Yes 691 (83.5)
 No 137 (16.5)
Earn money from the family (n = 828)
 Yes 109 (13.2)
 No 719 (86.8)
  1. * Tigre, Shinasha, Wolyita
  2. ** Adventist, Wakefeta
  3. **** Driver, Waiter, Tailor