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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of high school and preparatory students in Wolaita and Dawuro zones, Southern Ethiopia, April, 2012

From: Assessing the status of iodine deficiency disorder (IDD) and associated factors in Wolaita and Dawro Zones School Adolescents, southern Ethiopia

Variable Number (n = 718) Percent
Sex of the student
 Male 390 54.3
 Female 328 45.7
Age of the students (years)
 10–14 52 7.3
 15–19 607 84.5
 20+ 59 8.2
Marital status
 Single 654 91.1
 Married 47 6.5
 Divorce and widowed 17 2.4
Religion
 Orthodox 230 32
 Protestant 452 63.0
 Other 36 5
Ethnics of the student
 Wolaita 517 72.0
 Dawuro 159 22.1
 Other (Amhara, Oromo …) 42 5.9
Permanent address of the student
 Urban 421 58.6
 Rural 297 41.4
Climate condition
 Dega 273 38.0
 Woina dega 283 39.4
 Kola 162 22.6
Topography of the area
 Plain land 463 64.5
 Mountainous 255 35.5
Family size (n = 574)
 <5 family 378 65.9
 ≥5 family 196  34.1