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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants (n = 393)

From: Podoconiosis patients’ willingness to pay for treatment services in Northwest Ethiopia: potential for cost recovery

Characteristics Number (%)
Sex Male 233 (59.3)
Female 160 (40.7)
Age in years (mean, SD)   40.5 (SD = 13.5)
Occupation Farmer 340 (86.5)
Housewife 17 (4.3)
Private business 22 (5.6)
Other 14 (3.6)
Education Can read and write 68 (17.3)
Cannot read and write 325 (82.7)
Marital status Married 273 (69.5)
Divorced 53 (13.5)
Widowed 34 (8.7)
Single 33 (8.4)
Monthly household income in Birr* (n = 365), median (range) 100-180 85 (23.3)
181-300 92 (25.2)
301-500 104 (28.5)
501-2500 84 (23.0)
300 (50–2502)
Patients’ comparison of their household socio-economic status with others in the same village Below average 252 (64.1)
Average 129 (32.8)
Above average 12 (3.1)
Clinical stage Stage I 28 (7.1)
Stage II 239 (60.8)
Stage III 121 (30.8)
Stage IV 4 (1.0)
Stage V 1 (0.3)
Have other podoconiosis-affected family member(s) Yes 78 (19.8)
  1. *Birr is the unit of currency in Ethiopia.