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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of healthcare providers, Southwest Ethiopia, 2011(n = 255)

From: Stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV by healthcare providers, Southwest Ethiopia

Variable No (%)
Sex
 Male 156 (61.20)
 Female 99 (38.80)
Age group
 20-24 96 (37.60)
 25-29 103 (40.40)
 30-34 27 (10.60)
 35 years or more 29 (11.40)
Marital status
 Married 125 (49.00)
 Single 125 (49.00)
 Separated/widowed/divorced 5 (2.00)
Ethnicity
 Oromo 187 (73.30)
 Amhara 34 (13.30)
 Others 1 34 (13.30)
Religion
 Orthodox 108 (42.40)
 Protestant 72 (28.20)
 Muslim 67 (26.30)
 Others 2 8 (3.10)
Perceived religiosity
 Very religious 59 (23.10)
 Somewhat religious 74 (29.00)
 Non-religious 122 (47.80)
Professional category
 Nurse/ midwife 160 (62.70)
 Pharmacist/druggist 30 (11.80)
 Medical laboratory 29 (11.40)
 Health officer 27 (10.60)
 Others3 9 (3.50)
Work experience
 Less than 5 years 186 (72.90)
 5 years or more 69 (27.10)
Educational status
 Diploma and Certificate 171 (67.10)
 First degree and above 84 (32.90)
Monthly income
 1233 Eth. Birr (72.96 USD) or lower 113 (44.30)
 1234-2249 Eth. Birr(73.02-133.08 USD) 80 (31.40)
 2550 Eth. Birr(133.14 USD) or higher 60 (23.50)
  1. 1Tigre, Gurage, Dawro, Walaita, Kambata, Yem and Hadiya 2Wakeffata and Catholic 3Medical doctors, radiographers and X-ray technicians.