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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of street children in Jimma town, Oromiya National Regional State, Southwest Ethiopia, March 2019

From: Prevalence and factors associated with substance use among street children in Jimma town, Oromiya national regional state, Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

Variables Categories Frequency (n = 312) Percentage (%)
Sex Male 281 90.1
Female 31 9.9
Age 12–14 years 191 61.2
15–18 years 121 38.8
Birthplace Rural 225 72.1
Urban 87 27.9
Religion Muslim 213 68.3
Orthodox 60 19.2
Protestant 39 12.5
Ethnicity Oromo 209 67
Dawuro 31 9.9
Amhara 39 12.5
Keffa 33 10.6
Educational status Never attend school 88 28.2
Read and wright 23 7.4
Grade 1–4 146 46.8
Grade 5–8 55 17.6
Duration on the street (month) 1–12 182 58.3
13–60 116 37.2
> 60 14 4.5
Daily income (birr) ≤ 35 171 54.8
> 35 141 45.2