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Table 1 Distribution of adult patients by socio-demographic factors attending medical OPD at Worabe Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, 2018 (n = 406)

From: The magnitude and correlates of common mental disorder among outpatient medical patients in Ethiopia: an institution based cross-sectional study

Variables Categories Frequency Percent
Age in years 18–30 184 45.3
31–40 92 22.7
41–50 60 15
> 50 70 17
Residence Urban 158 38.9
Rural 248 61.1
Gender Male 207 51
Female 199 49
Religion Muslim 338 83.3
Orthodox 56 13.8
Protestant 12 3
Ethnicity Silte 328 80.8
Gurage 38 9.4
Amhara 22 5.4
Others 18 4.4
Marital status Married 251 61.8
Single 119 29.3
Divorced 10 2.5
Widowed 26 6.4
Educational status Unable to read and write 112 27.6
Primary education 127 31.3
Secondary education 51 12.6
College diploma 73 18
Degree and above 43 10.6
Occupation Employed 353 86.9
Unemployed 53 13.1
Monthly income (birr) < 1539 252 62.1
≥ 1539 154 37.9
  1. Others: Hadiya, Halaba, Oromo
  2. Monthly income based on World Bank poverty level 1.9 $ per day