Skip to main content

Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents (n = 189)

From: Perceived patient satisfaction with in-patient services at Jimma University Specialized Hospital, Southwest Ethiopia

Variables Category n (%)
Sex Male 87 (46.0)
Female 102 (54.0)
Age (in years) <15 43 (22.8)
15–19 16 (8.5)
20–24 34 (18.0)
25–29 30 (15.9)
30–34 17 (9.0)
35–39 13 (6.9)
40–44 8 (4.2)
45–49 8 (4.2)
50–54 8 (4.2)
55–59 7 (3.7)
≥60 5 (2.6)
Marital Status Single 43 (22.8)
Married 119 (63.0)
Divorced 17 (9.0)
Widowed 10 (5.3)
Living status Alone 28 (14.8)
Live with others 161 (85.2)
Educational Status No formal education 78 (41.3)
Primary school 35 (18.5)
Secondary school 39 (20.6)
Preparatory [11, 12] 5 (2.6)
Vocational or certificate 13 (6.9)
Diploma and above 19 (10.1)
Occupational status Government employee 20 (10.6)
Merchant 12 (6.3)
Farmer 74 (39.2)
Jobless 21 (11.1)
Student 26 (13.8)
Others 36 (19.0)
Residence Urban 80 (42.3)
Rural 109 (57.7)
Payment status Paying 64 (33.9)
Free 125 (66.1)
Frequency of visit New visit 144 (76.2)
Repeat visit 45 (23.8)
Religion Muslim 95 (50.3)
Orthodox 63 (33.3)
Protestant 30 (15.9)
Others 1 (0.5)
Ethnicity Oromo 104 (55.0)
Amhara 25 (13.2)
Keffa 22 (11.6)
Gurage 15 (7.9)
Tigre 7 (3.7)
Others 16 (8.5)
Hospital stay <1 day 15 (7.9)
1–3 days 56 (29.6)
>3 days 118 (62.4)
Ward Medical 36 (19.0)
Surgical 50 (26.5)
Pediatrics 40 (21.2)
Maternity 17 (9.0)
Gynecology 18 (9.5)
Psychiatry 12 (6.3)
Ophthalmology 16 (8.5)
\