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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of patients at HUCSH, February 2016

From: Chronic diseases multi-morbidity among adult patients at Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital

Characteristics Value Number %
Address Urban 268 65.2
Rural 143 34.8
Sex Male 234 56.9
Female 177 43.1
Age in years 18–29 158 38,4
30–44 119 29,0
>  44 134 32,6
Occupation Employed 101 24.6
Farmer 99 24.1
House wife 75 18.2
Student 70 17.0
Daily laborer 17 4.1
Other 49 11.9
Married 280 68.1
Marital status Single 118 28.7
Othersa 13 3.2
Household income in Ethiopian Birra 100–1499 182 44.3
>  1499 229 55.7
Educational status No education 165 40.1
Literate 246 59.9
  1. aOthers = divorced and widowed, Exchange rate 1 USD to 21.3673 Ethiopian Birr