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Table 1 Socio-demographic, economic and behavioral characteristics of FSWs, Mettema Yohannis, 2010, Ethiopia

From: Time to unsafe sexual practice among cross-border female sex workers in Metemma Yohannes, North West Ethiopia

Characteristics Number (percent)
Age
15-19 148 (31.22)
20-29 297 (62.66)
30-39 29 (6.12)
Ethnicity
Amhara 404 (85.23)
Tigrie 54 (11.39)
Others 16 (3.38)
Religion
Orthodox 454 (95.78)
Muslim 18 (3.80)
Protestant & Catholic 2 (0.42)
Earlier marital status
Never married 209 (44.09)
Divorced 254 (53.59)
Widowed/separated 11 (2.32)
Educational level
Illiterate 193 (40.72)
Primary education 117 (24.68)
Secondary education and above 164 (34.60)
Former place of residence
Urban 328 (69.2)
Rural 139 (29.3)
Foreign (Sudan) 7 (1.5)
Work place of the FSWs
Working in one’s own home (hut) 32 (6.75)
Work in rental home (hut) 268 (56.54)
Work in Bar/Hotel 156 (32.91)
Mobile FSW 18 (3.80)
Problem drinking
None 359 (75.74)
Present 115 (24.26)
Familiarized person
None 262 (55.27)
Present 212 (44.73)
Total 474 (100)