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Table 1 Basic socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents, Jimma University Specialized Hospital, March 2007

From: Disclosure experience and associated factors among HIV positive men and women clinical service users in southwest Ethiopia

Variable Number Percent
Sex   
   Male 352 49.9
   Female 353 50.1
Age (years)   
   < 20 32 4.5
   21–25 134 19.0
   26–35 358 50.8
   > 36 181 25.7
Education   
   Illiterate 101 14.3
   Primary 208 29.5
   Secondary 237 33.6
   Post secondary 159 22.6
Ethnicity   
   Oromo 341 48.4
   Amhara 245 34.8
   Dawro 51 7.2
   Keffa 30 4.3
   Tigre 15 2.1
   Guraghe 11 1.6
   Others 12 1.7
Religion   
   Orthodox 418 59.3
   Muslim 200 28.4
   Protestant 81 11.5
   Catholic 6 0.9
Place of residence   
   Urban 525 74.5
   Rural 180 25.5
Employment   
   Employed 391 55.6
   Not employed 312 44.4
Marital status   
   Married 610 86.5
   Unmarried 95 13.5
Family income ETBa   
   <500 524 74.3
   501–999 86 12.2
   >1000 49 7.0
   Unstated 46 6.5
  1. a Exchange rate 1 USD = 8.6 Ethiopian Birr (ETB)