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Table 4 Socio-demographic characteristics of the respondent youths in rural areas of Ebonyi State Nigeria

From: An assessment of nursing mothers’ and young people’s access to proprietary and patent medicine vendors’ services in rural communities of south-eastern Nigeria: implication for review of national drug policy

Characteristics Frequency Percent
Age (years)
 18 44 30.4
 19 37 25.5
 20 64 44.1
 Total 145  
Sex
 Male 70 47.6
 Female 77 52.4
 Total 147  
Education
 No formal 1 0.7
 Primary 21 15.2
 Secondary 83 60.1
 Tertiary 33 23.9
 Total 138  
Marital status
 Single 122 84.1
 Married 22 15.2
 Separated 1 0.7
 Total 145  
Occupation
 Student 78 53.8
 Hand craft 36 24.8
 Trader 11 7.6
 Unemployed 10 6.9
 Civil servant 4 2.8
 Farmer 6 4.1
 Total 145  
Duration of residency in the community (years)
 1–3 25 17.2
 4–6 10 6.9
 7–9 8 5.5
 ≥ 10 102 70.3
 Total 145  
Home status
 Live alone 19 12.9
 Live with parents 97 66.0
 Living with guardians/relatives 12 8.2
 Live with spouse/co-habiting 19 13
 Total 147