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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of pension receivers (study participants) in Debre Markos town, Northwest Ethiopia, 2016

From: Pension beneficiaries’ household food insecurity and associated factors in Debre Markos town, Northwest Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Age (years)
 22–44 39 9.9
 45–64 180 45.6
 65–94 176 44.5
Gender
 Male 141 35.7
 Female 254 64.3
Marital status
 Married 140 35.4
 Not union 26 6.6
 Widowed 229 58.0
Family size
 < 4 288 72.9
 5–9 107 27.1
Educational status
 Cannot read and write 150 38.0
 Can read and write 39 9.9
 Primary school 65 16.4
 Secondary school 83 21.0
 Certificate and above 58 14.7
Occupation before retirement
 Military 53 32.7
 Civil servant 109 67.3
Current occupation
 Employed 68 17.2
 Merchant 24 6.1
 Daily labourer 28 7.1
 Jobless 275 69.6