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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants on adolescent- communication about sexual and reproductive health issues in Hadiya Zone, Ethiopia, 2016 (n = 411)

From: Adolescent-parent communication on sexual and reproductive health issues and its factors among secondary and preparatory school students in Hadiya Zone, Southern Ethiopia: institution based cross sectional study

Variables Frequency Percent
Age group
 Below median age 128 31.1
 Above median age 283 68.9
Sex
 Male 210 51.1
 Female 201 48.9
Educational level of respondents
 Grade 9 172 41.8
 Grade 10 64 15.6
 Grade 11 139 33.8
 Grade 12 36 8.8
Religion
 Protestant 285 69.3
 Orthodox 68 16.5
 Catholic 27 6.6
 Muslim 22 5.4
 Others 9 2.2
Ethnicity
 Hadiya 380 92.5
 Kembata 9 2.2
 Gurage 13 3.1
 Othersa 9 2.2
Parents permanent residence
 Urban 167 40.6
 Rural 244 59.4
Students’ current residence
 Urban with family 140 34.1
 Urban house rent 126 30.7
 Coming from rural daily 145 35.1
Marital status
 Single 392 95.4
 Married 14 3.4
 Divorced 3 0.7
 Widowed 2 0.5
Students’ mother educationb
 Illiterate 187 45.5
 Read and write 39 9.5
 Primary education(1–6 grade) 68 16.5
 Junior secondary(7–8 grade) 49 11.9
 Secondary education(9–12 grade) 44 10.7
 Higher education (12+ grade) 24 5.8
Students’ father educationb
 Illiterate 121 29.4
 Read and write 62 15.1
 Primary education(1–6 grade) 45 10.9
 Junior secondary(grade (7–8 grade) 57 13.9
 Secondary education(9–12 grade) 51 12.4
 Higher education (12+ grade) 75 18.2
Students’ parent monthly income
  < $26 103 25.1
 $27–52 131 31.9
  > $52 177 43.1
Students’ monthly income status
 No 373 90.8
 Yes 38 9.2
  1. OthersaSilte, Wolayita, Gamo, Amhara, brefers biological mother /father and/ or caretaker