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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of Woldia University students (n = 655), Ethiopia, 2015

From: Determinants of psychoactive substances use among Woldia University students in Northeastern Ethiopia

Variables Number %
Age
 18–19 111 16.9
 20–24 539 82.3
 ≥25 5 0.8
Sex
 Male 454 69.3
 Female 201 30.7
Ethnicity
 Amhara 399 60.9
 Oromo 94 14.3
 SNNPa 87 13.3
 Tigray 75 11.5
Religion
 Orthodox 477 72.8
 Muslims 95 14.5
 Protestant 69 10.5
 Othersb 14 2.2
Year of study
 First year 226 34.5
 Second year 285 43.5
 Third year 113 17.3
 Fourth year 31 4.7
Faculty
 Health science 45 6.9
 Social science 131 20.0
 Natural science 164 25.0
 Technology 315 48.1
Average monthly pocket money (ETB)
 <250 174 26.6
 250–499 286 43.6
 ≥500 195 29.8
  1. ETB Ethiopian Birr
  2. aSouthern nations, nationalities and peoples
  3. bCatholic and traditional