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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of prisoners in Jimma town correctional institution, South-Western Ethiopia; June 2017 (n = 300)

From: Nearly three in every five prisoners experience common mental disorders (CMDs) in Jimma correctional institution; south-West Ethiopia

CharacteristicsFrequencyPercent (%)
SexMale28193.7
Female196.3
Age16–2513645.3
26–359531.7
36–454414.7
46–5582.7
> 56175.6
Residency before prisonRural10936.3
Urban19163.7
ReligionMuslim17458.0
Christian orthodox9431.3
Protestant & catholic3210.7
Marital statusSingle15752.3
Married12642.0
Others*175.7
EthnicityOromo19966.3
Amhara4314.3
Dawuro & Yem299.7
Others**299.7
Educational statusUnable to read & write4113.7
Grade 1–816053.3
Grade 9–127224.0
Collage and above279.0
Occupational statusFarmer8026.7
self employed11438.0
Employed3712.3
Student3612.0
Others***3311.0
Gross monthly Income (ETB)100–80012541.7
801–15005719.0
1501–30006923.0
> 30004916.3
Having childrenYes12541.7
No17558.3
  1. Key: *Divorced, Widowed and separately living, **Kaffa, Gurage, Tigre, Wolaita, ***Daily labour, housewife, jobless.