Variable  Number (%)
Age Categories
<=24
25-34
35-44
>=45

84 (32.8 %)
100 (39.1%)
43 (16.8%)
29 (11.3%)
Sex 
Male
Female

200 (78.1%)
56 (21.9%)
Religion 
Orthodox Christian
Muslim
Protestant
Other

230 (89.8%)
7 (2.7%)
18 (7%)
1 (0.4%)
Educational status
Illiterate
Read and write only
Primary school
Junior & Secondary High school
Higher education
Not Applicable*

56 (21.9%)
16 (6.2%)
99 (38.7%)
68 (26.5%)
15 (5.9%)
2 (0.8%)
Relation to farm
Owners
Employees
Household members

16 (6.2%)
226 (88.3%)
14 (5.5%)
Types of Job
Animal attendants
Veterinary professionals
Supportive staff

235 (91.8%)
3 (1.2%)
18 (7%)
Categories of duration of Employment
< 1year
1 -3 years
>3 years

85 (33.2%)
49 (19.1%)
122 (47.7%)
*Educational status of two young children could not be assessed as they had not gone to school yet although they were working in the farms
Table 1: Socio-demographic characteristics of DFWs in Addis Ababa and its suburbs, 2011 (n=256).