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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of adolescent girls, Amhara region, Northwest Ethiopia, December, 2013 (N = 1281)

From: Predictors of nutritional status of Ethiopian adolescent girls: a community based cross sectional study

Variables Frequency Percent (%)
Age
 10 to 14 499 39.0
 15 to 17 425 33.2
 18 to 19 357 27.9
Woreda
 Dabat 256 20.0
 Aykel 256 20.0
 Ebnat 258 20.1
 Wadila 253 19.8
 Dembecha 258 20.1
Marital status
 Single 1073 83.8
 Married 193 15.1
 Divorced 12 0.9
 Separated 3 0.2
 Newlywed 126 9.8
Religion
 Orthodox Christian 1261 98.4
 Muslim 20 1.6
Ethnic group
 Amhara 1134 88.5
 Othera 147 11.5
Educational status
 Can’t read/write 71 5.5
 Can read/write 32 2.5
 Primary (1 to 8) 831 64.9
 Secondary (9 to 12) 315 24.6
 College/university 32 2.5
Occupation
 Housewife 145 11.3
 Farmer 27 2.1
 Daily laborer 6 0.5
 Private/government employee 2 0.2
 Student 1013 79.1
 Jobless (unemployed) 67 5.2
 Otherb 21 1.6
Family size   
  < or equal to 5 587 45.8
 Greater than 5 694 54.2
Staple cereal   
 Teff 484 37.8
 Wheat 398 31.1
 Maize 184 14.4
 Sorghum 123 9.6
 Othersc 82 7.1
  1. aTigrie, oromo
  2. bMerchant, house made, shepherd (cow keeper)
  3. cBarely, millet