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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants, DBU June 2016

From: Substance use and associated factors among Debre Berhan University students, Central Ethiopia

Variables Frequency (%)
Sex
 Male 363 (58.8)
 Female 254 (41.2)
Age (years, n = 569)
 15–19 75 (13.2)
 20–24 451 (79.3)
  ≥ 25 43 (7.3)
Religion
 Orthodox 540 (87.5)
 Muslim 29 (4.7)
 Protestant 44 (7.1)
 Other 4 (0.7)
Region
 Tigray 37 (6.0)
 Amhara 274 (44.4)
 Oromia 59 (9.6)
 SNNP 31 (5.0)
 Addis Ababa 136 (22.0)
 Othera 8 (1.34)
Income Category (in birr)
 ≤ 500 306 (68.8)
 501–1000 92 (20.7)
 ≥ 1001 47 (10.6)
Mother’s Educational Status
 Not Educated 277 (44.9)
 Primary school 134 (21.7)
 Diploma 55 (8.9)
 Degree and above 67 (10.9)
Father’s Educational Status
 Not Educated 213 (34.5)
 Secondary school 71 (11.5)
 Diploma 56 (9.1)
 Degree and above 126 (20.4)
Preparatory School
 Public 547(88.7)
 Private 63 (10.2)
 NGO 7 (1.1)
  1. aOther = Harar, Dire Dawa, Somalia, Gambella, &B.Gumz