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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics and other relevant data of the study participants at Hiwot Fana Specialized University Hospital (HFSUH), Eastern Ethiopia, February 2017 (n = 281)

From: Patients expectation strongly associated with patients perception to nursing care: hospital based cross sectional study

No Sociodemographic characteristics and other information Frequency Percent (%)
1 Sex
 Male 130 46.3
 Female 151 53.7
2 Religion
 Orthodox 71 25.3
 Muslim 205 73
 Protestant 5 1.8
3 Residence
 Rural 124 44.1
 Urban 157 55.9
4 Marital status
 Single 54 19.2
 Married 211 75.1
 Divorced 13 4.6
 Widowed 3 1.1
5 Educational level
 Noformaledu 140 49.8
 Grade 1–4 28 10
 Grade 5–8 53 18.9
 Grade 9–12 41 14.6
 College and above 19 6.8
6 Occupation
 Civil servant 19 6.8
 Student 65 23.1
 Farmer 84 29.9
 Merchant 52 18.5
 Causal laborer 41 14.6
 Unemployed 20 7.1
7 Previous hospitalization
 Yes 65 23.1
 No 216 76.9
8 Ward admitted
 Medical 86 30.6
 Surgical 83 29.5
 Obs 37 13.2
 Gyn 75 26.7
9 Age (years)
 < 20 61 21.7
 21–30 136 48.4
 31–40 41 14.6
 41–50 25 8.9
 > 50 18 6.4
10 Duration of stay (in days)
 2–7 245 87.2
 8–14 30 10.7
 > 14 6 2.1