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Table 1 Socio-economic and demographic characteristics of surgical patients Northern Ethiopia, 2016 (N = 324)

From: Nutritional status significantly affects hospital length of stay among surgical patients in public hospitals of Northern Ethiopia: single cohort study

Characteristics Frequency Percent
Age in year
 18–40 201 62.0
 41–64 97 29.9
  > 64 26 8.0
Sex
 Female 114 35.2
 Male 210 64.8
Religion
 Orthodox 282 87.0
 Muslim 42 13.0
Residence
 Rural 171 52.8
 Urban 153 47.2
Educational status
 No formal education 137 42.3
 Grade 1–4 22 6.8
 Grade 5–8 35 10.8
 Grade 9–10 49 15.1
 Grade 11–12 29 9.0
 College and above 52 16.0
Marital status
 Married 212 65.4
 Divorced 26 8.0
 Widowed 20 6.2
 Single 66 20.4
Family members
 1–2 42 13.0
 3–5 211 65.1
 6–7 63 19.4
  > 7 8 2.5
Transportation type to hospital
 Foot 31 9.6
 Private care 5 1.5
 Public care 175 54.0
 Government car 12 3.7
 Ambulance 101 31.2
Occupational status
 Farmer 119 36.7
 House wife 39 12.0
 Employed 57 17.6
 Merchant 32 9.9
 Daily laborer 32 9.9
 Other 45 13.9
Characteristics Mean (± SD)
Median Age 39 (± 15) year