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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of clients treated at Dessie health facilities, North East Ethiopia, December/2008(N = 427)

From: Missed opportunities for earlier HIV testing and diagnosis at the health facilities of Dessie town, North East Ethiopia

Variable Frequency Percent
Sex   
Male 133 31.1
Female 294 68.9
Age   
15-24 Yrs 177 41.5
25-34 yrs 142 33.3
35-44 yrs 65 15.2
45-54 yrs 28 6.5
55-64 yrs 15 3.5
Address   
Dessie town 267 62.5
Other woredas 150 37.5
Marital status   
Not married 140 32.8
Married 239 56.0
Divorced 31 7.2
Widowed 17 4.0
Educational status   
No formal education 75 17.6
1-4 class 52 12.2
5-8 class 91 21.3
9-10 class 90 21.1
11-12 class 61 14.3
>12 class 58 13.6
Religion   
Orthodox 170 39.8
Muslim 244 57.1
Catholic 3 0.7
Protestant 10 2.4
Occupation   
Student 82 19.2
Unemployed 22 5.2
House wife 141 33.0
Government employee 64 15.0
Private work 118 17.7
Monthly income   
<= 200 Birr 27 6.3
201-500 Birr 88 20.6
501-1500 Birr 146 34.2
>= 1500 Birr 38 8.9
I don't know 128 30.0