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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents (n = 483), Haramaya University, Ethiopia, 2014

From: Prevalence of feco-oral transmitted protozoan infections and associated factors among university students in Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percent
Sex
 Male 375 77.7
 Female 108 22.3
Ethnicity
 Amhara 188 38.9
 Oromo 138 28.6
 Tigrway 69 14.3
 Gurage 18 3.7
 Othersa 70 14.5
Religion
 Orthodox 294 61.0
 Protestant 100 20.7
 Muslim 66 13.6
 Catholic 15 3.0
 Othersb 8 1.7
Marital status
 Single 427 88.4
 Married 27 5.6
 In relationship 29 6.0
Residence
 Rural 314 65.1
 Urban 169 34.9
Paternal educational status
 Uneducated 238 49.5
 Educated 244 50.5
Year of study
 First year(freshmen) 107 22.2
 Second year and above(seniors) 376 77.8
Monthly received pocket money (ETB)
  ≤ 347 185 38.3
  > 347 298 61.7
Source of pocket money
 Family 395 81.8
 Other sourcesc 88 18.2
Field of study
 Natural science 398 82.4
 Social science 85 17.6
  1. aSidama, Somali, Wolaita, Kembata, Harari, Hadeya, Silite, Afara, Sinasha
  2. bWakefeta (Indigenous Beliefs) [5], Jehovas witness [3]
  3. cRelatives, coast sharing payment (for non-café students), Pay (for students who were engaged in any income generating activities, charity organization (for students supported by charity organization)