Table 1

The demographic characteristics of participants

CharacteristicsN (%)
SexMale258 (45.9)
Female304 (54.1)
AgeMean (SD)29.6 (10.2)
18–24205 (36.5)
25–34219 (39.0)
35–4489 (15.8)
45–5429 (5.2)
55–6415 (2.5)
65–745 (0.9)
Educational
background
Non-literate67 (11.9)
Elementary school232 (41.3)
Secondary school238 (42.3)
College graduate or above25 (4.5)
Marital statusSingle189 (33.6)
Married327 (58.2)
Divorced29 (5.2)
Widowed17 (3.0)
ReligionOrthodox477 (84.9)
Protestant17 (3.0)
Catholic23 (4.1)
Muslim44 (7.8)
Jehovah Witness1 (0.2)
Past occupation in EritreaStudent201 (35.8)
Military111 (19.8)
Farmer89 (15.8)
Home maid66 (11.7)
Educator23 (4.1)
Daily labourers15 (2.7)
Others57 (10.1)