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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents in Mekelle city, Northern Ethiopia, 2014

From: Prevalence and predictors of sexual violence among commercial sex workers in Northern Ethiopia

Variables Frequency %
Age (years)
15–19 33 13.20
20–24 119 47.60
25–29 75 30.00
>30 23 9.20
Family occupation
Farmers 99 39.60
Day laborers 62 24.80
Government employee 42 16.80
Private employee 20 8.20
Self-employed 27 10.80
Ethnicity
Tigray 175 70.00
Amhara 68 27.20
Othera 7 2.80
Religion
Orthodox Christian 224 89.60
Muslim 17 6.80
Otherb 9 3.60
Educational status
Illiterate 26 10.40
Basic literacy 61 24.40
Elementary (1–8) 87 34.80
High school (9–12) 63 25.20
University or college 13 5.20
Dependents
0 144 57.60
1–3 individuals 78 31.20
4–6 individuals 21 8.40
>6 individuals 7 2.80
Monthly income (USD)
<51.1 65 26.00
51.2–101.9 109 43.60
102–153.1 65 26.00
≥153.2 11 4.40
Marital status
Married 59 23.6
Unmarried 191 76.4
Hometown
Urban 240 96.00
Rural 10 4.00
  1. a(Oromo, Afar, Erob) b(Catholic, protestant)