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Table 1 Socio-demographic and reproductive characteristics of street females in Bahir- Dar, August, 2010

From: Assessment of sexual violence among street females in Bahir-Dar town, North West Ethiopia: a mixed method study

Variables Category No Percent
Age in years 15-29 295 74.68
30-39 73 18.48
40-49 27 6.84
  Mean ± SD = 27.48 ± 9.49   
Marital status Ever married 142 35.9
  Single 253 64.1
Educational status Illiterate 370 93.7
  Attend formal education 25 6.3
Occupation Begging 153 38.7
Vending 121 30.6
Prostitution 36 9.1
  No occupation 85 21.5
Type of street females Females ‘on’ the street 155 39.2
  Females ‘off’ the street 240 60.8
Do you use substances* Yes 72 18.2
  No 323 81.8
Disability** Absent 304 77
  Present 91 23
Ever had sexual intercourse Yes 298 75.4
  No 97 24.6
Ever heard emergency contraception Yes 90 22.5
  No 305 77.5
Comprehensive knowledge on emergency contraception Yes 48 12
  No 347 88
Ever heard condom Yes 270 68.4
  No 125 31.6
Importance of condom (270) Prevent both STIs and unwanted pregnancy 31 11.5
  Prevent STIs 195 72.2
  Prevent unwanted pregnancy 44 16.3
  1. *Substances use: Substances in this case included, chat, benzene and cigarette smoking.
  2. **Disability: This term applies to all street females who had visual and physical/mobility impairment.