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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants in Tigray, refugee camps, northern Ethiopia, 2018 (N = 536)

From: Premarital sexual practice and associated factors among adolescents in the refugee camps in Tigray, northern Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percent (%)
Sex
 Male 369 68.8
 Female 167 31.2
Age
 < 14 158 29.5
 14–19 234 43.7
 20–24 144 26.9
Living with arrangement
 With father and mother 131 24.4
 Father only or mother only 155 28.9
 Relatives/friends 109 20.3
 Alone 141 26.3
Family marital status
 They live together 215 40.1
 Separated 118 22.0
 Divorced 94 17.5
 Widowed 109 20.3
Previous residence
 Urban 199 37.1
 Rural 337 62.9
Religion
 Orthodox 309 57.6
 Muslim 116 21.6
 Catholic 90 16.8
 Protestant 21 3.9
Educational status
 Unable to read and write 119 22.2
 Only read and write 158 29.5
 Primary school (grade 1–8) 150 28.0
 Secondary school (grade 9–12) 80 14.9
 College and above 29 5.4
Ethnicity
 Tigrigna speakers 495 92.4
 Othera 41 7.6
Pocket money
 Yes 144 26.9
 No 392 73.1
  1. aKunama, Amhara, Somali and Afar