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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants attending at Mekanesalem Hospital from December 10, 2015 to February30, 2016 (N = 363)

From: Co-infection of intestinal parasites and Helicobacter pylori among upper gastrointestinal symptomatic adult patients attending Mekanesalem Hospital, northeast Ethiopia

Variable Frequency %
Sex
 Male 155 42.7
 Female 208 57.3
Age in years
 ≤ 20 36 9.9
 21–30 103 28.4
 31–40 84 23.1
 41–50 63 17.4
 > 50 77 21.2
Residence
 Urban 155 42.7
 Rural 208 57.3
Marital status
 With partner 234 64.5
 Without partner 129 35.5
Education
 Illiterate 139 38.3
 Primary school (1–8 grade) 72 19.8
 Secondary school (9–12 grade) 64 17.6
 College and above 88 24.2
Occupation
 Farmer 153 42.1
 Student 71 19.6
 House wife 40 11
 Government employee 68 18.7
 Others 31 8.5
Drinking water
 Tap water 223 61.4
 River 104 28.7
 Ground/spring 36 9.9
Availability of toilet
 No 68 18.7
 Yes 295 81.3