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Table 1 Sociodemographic and health-related characteristics of EVD survivors (N = 358)

From: An assessment of Ebola-related stigma and its association with informal healthcare utilisation among Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone: a cross-sectional study

CharacteristicsVariablesTotal n (%)
Age group18–33 years194(54.2)
34–49 years134(37.4)
≥ 50 years30(8.4)
SexMale135(37.7)
female223(62.3)
Educational StatusNon-formal education147(41.1)
Primary44(12.3)
Secondary126(35.2)
Tertiary41(11.5)
Religious AffiliationChristianity92(25.7)
Islam266(74.3)
Marital StatusSingle100(27.9)
Married/Cohabitating171(47.8)
Divorced/Separated/widowed87(24.3)
Financial managementIt is impossible/ Difficult all the time110(30.7)
difficult some time238(66.5)
Not too bad10(2.8)
Monthly income (Leones)Less than 500,000252(70.4)
500,000 - 1million94(26.3)
>1million12(3.4)
Residential AreaUrban219(61.2)
Rural139(38.8)
RegionNorthern region (Bambali district)120(33.5)
Southern region (Bo district)55(15.4)
Eastern region (Kenema district)62(17.3)
Western Area121(33.8)
Employment status after surviving EbolaFull time164(45.8)
Part time16(4.5)
Casual/Temporal19(5.3)
Looking for job100(27.9)
not in paid work force59(16.5)
Current perceived health statusVery good/Good96(26.8)
 Fair/poor262(73.2)
Duration(years) since discharged from ETC≤3 years27(7.5)
> 3 years331(92.5)
Known Chronic diseaseYes46(12.8)
No312(87.2)