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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants, Borena zone, Oromia Regional State, Southern Ethiopia, 2015

From: Prevalence and factors that influence smokeless tobacco use among adults in pastoralist communities of Borena Zone, Ethiopia: mixed method study

Characteristics of respondents Number Percent
Age category Mean ± SD age (years) 42.24 ± 16.2  
<25 81 12.8
25–30 99 15.6
31–35 75 11.8
36–40 112 17.7
41–45 62 9.8
46–50 65 10.3
>50 140 22.1
Sex Male 414 65.3
Female 220 34.7
Religion Wakefata 399 62.9
Muslim 162 25.6
Christian 73 11.5
Ethnicity Oromo 630 99.4
Othersa 4 .6
Educational level Cannot read and write 502 79.2
Read and write but no formal education 108 17.0
At least primary 24 3.8
Current marital status Single 41 6.5
Married 542 85.5
Divorced 26 4.1
Widowed 25 3.9
Occupation Pastoralist 490 77.3
Othersb 144 22.7
Income category 0–150 269 42.4
151–650 291 45.9
651–1400 69 10.9
1401–2350 5 .8
  1. aAmhara, konso
  2. bAgro pastoralist, merchants
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