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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of female students, Mizan-Tepi University, south west Ethiopia, March, 2014 (n = 489)

From: Factors associated with utilization of emergency contraception among female students in Mizan-Tepi University, South West Ethiopia

Variables Number Percent
Age category
 15–19 154 31.5
 20–24 323 66.1
 25–29 9 1.8
 ≥30 3 0.6
Year of study
 First year 134 27.4
 Second year 126 25.8
 Third year 169 34.6
 Fourth year 52 10.6
 Fifth year 8 1.6
Field of study
 None health sciences 431 88.1
 Health sciences 58 11.9
Marital status
 Single 448 91.6
 Married 38 7.8
 Divorced 3 0.6
Religion
 Orthodox 250 51.2
 Protestant 141 28.8
 Muslim 67 13.7
 Catholic 21 4.3
 Othersa 10 2.0
Ethnicity
 Amhara 193 39.5
 Oromo 174 35.6
 Tigrie 46 9.4
 Wolita 29 5.9
 Gurage 25 5.1
 Othersb 22 4.5
  1. aOther ethnic group refers to Keffa, Dawro, Silte, Sidama and Bench
  2. bOther religious group refers to Adventist and Jehovah