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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of Feresbet district residents, December 1st, 2016 to February 1st, 2017 (n = 952)

From: Perception regarding the causes of schizophrenia and associated factors among Feresbet district residents: a community based study

Variables Categories Frequency Percentage
Age in years 18–24 277 29.1
25–44 343 36.0
45–64 186 19.5
> = 65 146 15.3
Sex Male 407 42.8
Female 545 57.2
Marital status Married 327 34.3
Single 347 36.4
Separated 93 9.8
Divorced 79 8.3
Widowed 106 11.1
Educational level Unable to read and write 164 17.2
Able to read and write 139 14.6
Primary 185 19.4
Secondary 255 26.8
Diploma and above 209 22.0
Occupation Government employed 215 22.6
Unemployed 164 17.2
Private business 184 19.3
Daily laborer 49 5.1
Homemakers 194 20.4
Student 110 11.6
Othersa 36 3.8
Family system Nuclear 771 81.0
Extended 181 19.0
  1. aothers = local beer making, house servant etc