Characteristics Number Percent (%)
Age (years) 15-19 20 3
20-24 111 16.9
25-29 243 36.9
30-34 150 22.8
35-39 108 16.4
40-44 25 3.8
45-49 1 0.2
Marital status Married 534 81.2
In a relationship 124 18.8
Religion Orthodox 322 48.9
Catholic 23 3.5
Muslim 89 13.5
Protestant 221 33.6
Other 3 0.5
Educational status Illiterate 74 11.2
Able to read and write 138 21
Primary education 219 33.3
Secondary education 139 21.1
Tertiary education 88 13.4
Ethnicity Sidama 172 26.1
Oromo 109 16.6
Welayta 204 31
Amhara 102 15
Gurage 37 5.6
Other 34 5.2
Occupation Student 54 8.2
House servant 30 4.6
Daily labourer 80 12.2
Merchant 92 14
Sex worker 13 2
Self/Private employed 46 7
Government Employed 75 11.4
Unemployed 34 5.2
House wife 234 35.6
Estimated
Monthly income(Ethiopian Birr)£
No income 278 42.2
≤500 74 11.2
500-1500 150 22.8
≥1500 156 23.7
Ethiopian Birr (ETB): one USD was equivalent to 17.2 ETB during survey period
Table 1: Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants.