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Table 1 Socio-demographic and economic characteristics of the respondents at Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia, 2018

From: Self-medication practices and associated factors among households at Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percent (%)
Sex of participants
Male 248 39.2
Female 384 60.8
Age in years
< 30 70 11.1
30–45 451 71.4
≥ 45 111 17.6
Religion
Orthodox 433 68.5
Muslim 181 28.6
Protestant 18 2.9
Marital status
Single 267 42.2
Married 365 57.8
Educational status
Unable to read and write 113 17.9
Primary school 166 26.3
Secondary school 193 30.5
College diploma and above 160 25.3
Monthly household income
ETB < 1000 (< USD 37.7) 189 29.9
ETB ≥ 1000 (≥ USD 37.7) 443 70.1
Family size
< 5 497 78.6
≥ 5 135 21.4
Occupation
Govt employee 117 18.5
Merchant 299 47.3
Daily laborer 103 16.3
Others 113 17.9