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Table 1 Distribution of socio-demographic factors in rural Gedeo zone, Ethiopia, 2019 (n = 732)

From: Knowledge and attitude towards epilepsy among rural residents in southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variable Categories Frequency Percent (%)
Age 18–28 years 316 43.2
29–39 years 231 31.6
40–50 years 112 15.3
> 50 years 73 10.0
Sex Male 467 63.8
Female 265 36.2
Religion Protestant 513 70.1
Orthodox 117 16.0
Muslim 42 5.7
Catholic 40 5.5
Othersa 20 2.7
Marital status Married 513 70.1
Single 147 20.1
Widowed 35 4.8
Divorced 25 3.4
Separated 12 1.6
Ethnicity Gedeo 632 86.3
Oromo 45 6.1
Amhara 28 3.8
Gurage 20 2.7
Othersb 8 1.1
Educational level Can’t read and write 196 26.8
Primary 276 37.7
Secondary 151 20.6
Preparatory 51 7.0
College and above 58 7.9
Occupational status Government employed 96 13.1
Farmer 232 31.7
Merchant 105 14.3
Private employed 116 15.8
House wife 94 12.8
Daily laborer 24 3.3
Others c 65 8.9
Distance to health center (km) < 10 km 718 98.1
≥10 km 14 1.9
Average monthly income < 1539 ETB 538 73.5
≥1539ETB 194 26.5
  1. aJoba witness & no religion, bTigre, Wolaita & Silte, cJobless & Students