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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents, EDHS 2016 (weighted sample, n = 12033)

From: Geographical variations of early age sexual initiation among reproductive-age women in Ethiopia: evidence from EDHS 2016

VariablesResidenceTotal
Urban n (%)Rural n (%)
Current age in years
 15–24496 (17.4)2366 (82.6)2865 (23.8)
 25–341067 (21.4)3911 (78.6)4978 (41.4)
  ≥ 35766 (18.3)3424 (81.7)4190 (34.8)
Mean ± SD (30.74 ± 8.39
Highest educational level
 No education519 (7.3)6576 (92.7)7095 (59.0)
 Primary772 (22.1)2727 (77.9)3499 (29.1)
 Secondary552 (63.7)315 (36.3)867 (7.2)
 Higher489 (85.3)84 (14.7)573 (4.7)
Region
 Tigray198 (22.6)677 (77.4)875 (7.3)
 Afar28 (25.7)81 (74.3)109 (0.9)
 Amhara519 (17.4)2459 (82.6)2978 (24.8)
 Oromia575 (12.7)3946 (87.3)4521 (37.6)
 Somali61 (17)297 (83.0)358 (3.0)
 Benshagul gumuz19 (14.8)109 (85.2)128 (1.1)
 SNNPR282 (12.0)2074 (88.0)2356 (19.6)
 Gambela17 (45.9)20 (54.1)37 (0.33)
 Hararai16 (53.3)14 (46.7)30 (0.2)
 Addis Ababa572 (100)0572 (4.8)
 Dire Dawa45 (67.2)22 (32.8)672 (0.6)
Religion
 Orthodox Christian1416 (27)3819 (73)5235 (43.5)
 Muslim462 (11.7)3483 (88.3)3945 (32.8)
 Protestant431 (16.7)2149 (83.3)2580 (21.4)
 Others24 (8.7)251 (91.3)275 (2.3)
Wealth Index
 Poorest64 (2.8)2190 (97.2)2254 (18.7)
 Poorer22 (1.0)2291 (99.0)2313 (19.2)
 Middle35 (1.5)2318 (98.5)2353 (19.6)
 Richer87 (3.8)2210 (96.2)2297 (19.1)
 Richest2133 (75.4)693 (24.6)2816 (23.4)
Respondent Occupation
 Not working765 (13.2)5049 (86.8)5814 (48.3)
 Working1567 (25.2)4652 (74.8)6219 (51.7)
Marital status
 Single233 (58.1)168 (41.9)401 (3.3)
 Married1655 (16.2)8562 (83.8)10,217 (84.9)
 Widowed123 (28.7)306 (71.3)429 (3.6)
 Divorced1250 (33.1)506 (66.9)756 (6.3)
 Separated71 (30.7)160 (69.3)231 (1.9)