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Table 1 Socio-Economic and Demographic Characteristics by sex; all respondents

From: Reproductive health and quality of life of young Burmese refugees in Thailand

Characteristics Male (%) Female (%) Total (%)
  (n = 215) (n = 182) (n = 397)
Marital status    
-single 183 (85.1) 127 (69.8) 310 (78.1)
-married 32 (14.9) 55 (30.2) 87 (21.9)
Mean Age 18.6 (SD. 18.6) 18.4 (SD 18.4) 18.5 (SD 2.7)
Age Group    
- 15-19 144 (67.3) 122 (67) 266 (67.2)
- 20-24 70 (32.7) 60 (33) 130 (32.8)
Education    
- currently in primary school 39 (18.8) 26 (15.1) 65 (17.1)
- currently in secondary school 99 (47.6) 74 (43) 173 (45.5)
- finished/stopped primary school 23 (11) 24 (13.6) 47 (12.4)
- finished/stopped secondary school 47 (22.6) 48 (27.9) 95 (25)
Living Condition    
- stay alone/Dormitory 40 (18.6) 22 (12.1) 62 (15.6)
- with parents 120 (55.8) 104 (57.1) 224 (56.4)
- with relatives 30 (14) 13 (7.1) 43 (10.9)
- with spouse 25 (11.6) 43 (23.6) 68 (17.1)
Average School fee paid/year 2.6 $US 2.3 $US 2.5$US
Religion    
- no religion 2 (0.9) 0 2 (0.5)
- Buddhist 33 (15.3) 29 (15.9) 62 (15.6)
- Baptist 135 (62.8) 124 (68.1) 259 (65.2)
- Roman Catholic 20 (9.3) 18 (9.9) 38 (9.6)
- Islam 0 2 (1.1) 2 (0.5)
- Seventh Day 18 (8.4) 7 (3.8) 25 (6.3)
Importance of Religion    
-very important 175 (82.2) 154 (85.1) 329 (83.5)
- important 33 (15.5) 23 (12.7) 56 (14.2)
- not important 5 (2.3) 4 (2.2) 9 (2.3)