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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the adolescents in eastern Ethiopia (n = 2010)

From: Physical fighting among adolescents in eastern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variable Categories n (%)
Adolescent age (years) 10–14 1229 (61.1)
15–17 543 (27.0)
18–19 238 (11.8)
Sex Male 982 (48.9)
Female 1028 (51.1)
School enrolment Yes 1541 (76.7)
No 469 (23.3)
Residency Urban (Harar) 1059 (52.7)
Rural (Kersa) 951 (47.3)
In-school grade level Primary (1–4) 641 (41.6)
Primary (5–8) 527 (34.2)
Secondary (9–12) 327 (21.2)
Tertiary (college level) 46 (3.0)
Out-of-school grade level None 285 (60.8)
Primary (1–4) 113 (24.1)
Primary (5–8) 51 (10.9)
Secondary (9–12) 20 (4.3)
Tertiary (college levels) 0 (0.0)
Engaged in physical work for food/drink Yes 370 (18.4)
No 1640 (81.6)
Have you consumed Khat in your lifetime? Yes 326 (16.2)
No 1684 (83.8)
Alcohol yes 39 (26.4)
No 109 (73.6)