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Table 1 Distribution of prisoners by socio-demographic characteristics at Addis Ababa correctional center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2015 (n = 447)

From: The prevalence and correlates of common mental disorders among prisoners in Addis Ababa: an institution based cross-sectional study

Variables Categories Frequency Percent
Sex Male 223 49.9
Female 224 50.1
Age in years 18–27 303 67.8
28–37 83 18.6
38–47 40 8.9
48–57 15 3.3
≥ 58 6 1.5
Marital status Single 301 67.3
Married 98 21.9
Othersa 48 10.8
Religions Orthodox 334 74.7
Muslim 56 12.5
Protestant 49 11.0
Othersb 8 1.8
Ethnicity Amhara 206 46.1
Oromo 95 21.1
Tigray 84 18.9
Othersc 64 13.9
  1. aDivorce, widowed
  2. bJobba, Catholic
  3. cGurage, afar, and Somali