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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of patients of Antiretroviral Treatment service in the public hospitals, in Addis Ababa, December, 2010 (n = 406)

From: Patients satisfaction with laboratory services at antiretroviral therapy clinics in public hospitals, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Variable Number Percentage (%)
Sex   
Male 151 37.2%
Female 255 62.8%
Total 406 100.0%
Age   
18–27 46 11.3%
28–37 204 50.2%
38–47 96 23.6%
48–57 44 10.8%
58 & above 16 3.9%
Total 406 100.0%
Marital status   
Single 110 27.1%
Married 151 37.2%
Divorced 63 15.5%
Widowed 82 20.2%
Total 406 100.0%
Religion   
Orthodox 312 76.8%
Muslim 38 9.4%
protestant 54 13.3%
Others 1 0.2%
no answer 1 0.2%
Total 406 100.0%
Educational status   
Illiterate 36 8.9%
Read and write 42 10.3%
Primary school(1–8) 73 18.0%
Secondary school completed 208 51.2%
College 47 11.6%
Total 406 100.0%
Occupation   
Student 10 2.5%
Government employee 68 16.7%
Private employee 140 34.5%
Daily laborer 46 11.3%
Merchant 24 5.9%
Housewife 45 11.1%
Unemployed 73 18.0%
Total 406 100.0%
Income class in Eth Birr 1   
Less than 150 98 24.1%
150–499 71 17.5%
500–1000 141 34.7%
over 1000 49 12.1%
Non response 47 11.6%
Total 406 100.0%
  1. 1 Eth Birr equivalent to 17.2 USD.