Variables Categories Frequency Percent (%)
College name HPTC 205 51.6
HTTC 98 24.7
HCHS 94 23.7
Class year First year 204 51.4
Second year 103 25.9
Third year 90 22.7
Sex Female 238 59.9
Male 159 40.1
Age 15-19 221 55.6
20-24 171 43.1
25-29 5 1.3
Previous residence Urban 239 60.2
Rural 158 39.8
Marital status Single 368 92.7
Married 27 6.8
Divorced 2 0.5
Religion of respondent Protestant 255 64.2
Catholic 54 13.6
Orthodox 52 13.1
Muslim 36 9.1
Ethnicity of respondent Hadiya 233 58.7
Guraghe 53 13.4
Kembata 51 12.8
Silte 26 6.5
Wolaita 4 1.0
Others* 30 7.6
Monthly income ≤200 Eth.birr 189 47.6
201-300 Eth.birr 126 31.7
≥301 Eth.birr 82 20.7
With whom you currently live? With friends (rent house) 143 36.0
Alone (rent house) 133 33.5
With family 119 30.0
Others** 2 0.5
*Amara, Oromo, Kafa, Sidama, Gedio, Sidama, Deworo, Tigre, konso, Alaba, Gidole, Kulo, Hamer. **Uncles, aunts or blood relatives. *HPTC- hosanna poly technic college, HTTC- hosanna teachers training college, HCHS- Hosanna College of health sciences.
Table 1: Socio - demographic characteristics of the respondents, Hosanna Colleges, Hadiya zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia, March 2012 (N=397).
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