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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of regular female students, Wachamo University, Ethiopia

From: Sexual experiences and emergency contraceptive use among female university students: a cross-sectional study at Wachamo University, Ethiopia

Characteristics Number Percent (%)
Age   
  15 – 19 129 30.4
  20 – 24 263 62.0
  25 – 29 32 7.5
Marital status   
  Single/Never married 361 85.1
  Married 47 11.1
  Divorced 9 2.1
  Separated 7 1.7
Religion   
  Protestant 183 43.2
  Orthodox 106 25.0
  Catholic 52 12.3
  Muslim 63 14.9
  Others 20 4.7
Place of residence before joining university   
  Rural 195 46.0
  Urban 229 54.0
Current place of residence   
  In the campus 394 92.9
  Outside the campus 30 7.1
Year of study   
  Year I 306 72.2
  Year II 118 27.8
Faculty   
  Health Sciences and Medicine 34 8.0
  Natural Sciences 138 32.5
  Social Sciences & Humanity 33 7.8
  Engineering & Technology 143 33.7
  Agriculture 35 8.3
  Business and Economic 41 9.7
Mother’s educational status   
  Illiterate (unable to read and write) 102 24.1
  Primary (grade 1–8) 196 46.2
  Secondary (grade 9–12) 75 17.7
  College and Above 51 12.0
Father’s education   
  Illiterate (unable to read and write) 61 14.4
  Primary (grade 1–8) 101 23.8
  Secondary (grade 9–12) 129 30.4
  College and above 133 31.4