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Table 1 Background characteristics of study participants, Amhara Region Public Hospitals, North West Ethiopia, 2017

From: Implementation of nursing process in clinical settings: the case of three governmental hospitals in Ethiopia, 2017

Background variables n %
Socio-demographic characteristics
 Sex
  Male 190 56.2
  Female 148 43.8
 Current marital status
  Married 224 66.3
  Single 88 26.0
  Divorced 17 5.0
  Widowed 9 2.7
 Religion
  Orthodox 307 90.8
  Muslim 25 7.4
  Catholic 4 1.2
  Protestant 2 0.6
 Educational status
  Illiterate 138 40.8
  Read and write only 53 15.7
  1–4 grade 24 7.1
  5–8 grade 37 10.9
  9–12 grade 41 12.1
  College and above 45 13.3
 Occupation
  Housewife 75 22.2
  Merchant 51 15.1
  Governmental employee 40 11.8
  NGOs 2 0.6
  Othersa 170 50.2
 Residence
  Urban 149 44.1
  Rural 189 55.9
Total 338 100
  1. aDaily laborer, student, driver