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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of prisoners in Hawassa central correctional institution, SNNPR, Ethiopia, 2018 (n = 335)

From: Factors associated with depression among prisoners in southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Covariate Frequency (%)
Age
 18–25 142 (42.4%)
 26–33 119 (35.5%)
 34–41 52 (15.5%)
 ≥ 42 22 (6.5%)
Sex
 Male 327 (97.6%)
 Female 8 (2.4%)
Religion
 Orthodox 149 (44.5%)
 Protestant 128 (38.2%)
 Muslim 37 (11.0%)
 Catholic 12 (3.6%)
 Others 9 (2.7%)
Marital status
 Single 205 (61.2%)
 Married 112 (33.4%)
 Divorced 18 (5.4%)
Ethnic group
 Sidama 142 (42.4%)
 Wolaita 83 (24.8%)
 Oromo 48 (14.3%)
 Amhara 43 (12.8%)
 Others 19 (5.7%)
Educational level
 Illiterate 100 (29.8%)
 Primary education (grades 1–8) 84 (25.1%)
 High school (grade 9–12) 93 (27.8%)
 College and above 58 (17.3%)
Participating in income generating activities in prison
 Yes 98 (29.3%)
 No 237 (70.7%)
Duration of imprisonment (years)
 ≤ 1 125 (37.3%)
 1–5 135 (40.3%)
 ≥ 5 75 (22.4%)