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Table 1 Socio-demographics of the participants

From: Prevalence of self-medication with antibiotics and associated factors in the community of Asmara, Eritrea: a descriptive cross sectional survey

Variables Frequency Percentage Prevalence % CI at 95%
Gender
 Male 238 41.2 55 [47.9, 62.2]
 Female 339 58.8 38.3 [32.5, 44.0]
Age
 < 24 111 19.2 60.4 [50.5, 70.4]
 25–34 161 27.9 43.1 [34.0, 52.3]
 35–44 125 21.7 12.2 [32.4, 51.9]
 45–54 74 12.8 12.9 [30.3, 55.4]
 > 55 106 18.4 36.0 [25.8, 46.1]
Median age 37    
IQR 24    
Marital status
 Single 163 61.9 59.3 [50.9, 67.7]
 Married 357 28.2 38.8 [33.1, 44.5]
 Divorced 23 4.0 47.4 [22.6, 72.1]
 Widowed 34 5.9 38.7 [20.5, 56.9]
Educational level
 Illiterate 32 5.5 34.8 [13.7, 55.8]
 Primary 64 11.1 34.0 [20.8, 47.1]
 Junior 95 16.5 35.2 [23.8, 46.6]
 Secondary 246 42.6 45.0 [38.1, 52.0]
 College 140 24.3 58.1 [49.0, 67.2]
Occupation
 Governmental 170 29.5 46.1 [37.8, 54.4]
 Private service 58 10.1 47.9 [33.3, 62.6]
 Self-employed 58 10.1 47.7 [32.4, 63.1]
 Unemployed 60 10.4 50.0 [35.0, 65.0]
 House wife 191 33.1 35.8 [28.0, 43.5]
 Student 40 6.9 66.7 [50.5, 82.8]
Monthly income
 Non incomersa 291 50.4 43.3 [36.9, 49.8]
  ≤ 1000 92 15.9 41.3 [29.9, 52.7]
 1001–2500 136 23.6 48.2 [38.9, 57.6]
  > 2500 58 10.1 52.3 [36.9, 67.6]
Median 1500    
IQR 1650    
  1. Note: CI Confidence Interval, IQR Interquartile range
  2. a Unemployed, housewife, student