Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of young people counselled by peer educators in Bulawayo and Mount Darwin, Zimbabwe (October–December 2018)

Characteristicsn (%)
Total3370 (100)
Age of young people (years)
 10–141242 (36.9)
 15–191346 (39.9)
 20–24782 (23.2)
Sex of young people
 Male2207 (65.5)
 Female1163 (34.5)
Marital status of young people
 Single3288 (97.6)
 Married77 (2.3)
 Divorced/separated5 (0.1)
Schooling status of young people
 In-school2334 (69.3)
 Out of school1036 (30.7)
Type of counselling session received
 Individual741 (22.0)
 Group2629 (78.0)
Type of setting
 Bulawayo (urban)2160 (64.1)
 Mount Darwin (rural)1210 (35.9)
Age of peer educator (years)*
 15–19751 (22.3)
 20–242619 (77.7)
Sex of peer educators
 Male49 (51.6)
 Female46 (48.4)
Sex of peer educators reach†
 Male1626 (48.2)
 Female1744 (51.8)
  • *Refers to the number of clients who were counselled by the peer educators aged 15–19 and 20–24 years.

  • †Refers to the number of clients who were counselled by male and female peer educators.