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Table 1 Socio-demographic profile of the outpatients (N = 342)

From: Costs incurred by outpatients at a university hospital in northwestern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variable Frequency (%)
Age (years)
 18–29 141 (41.2)
 30–39 84 (24.6)
 40–49 46 (13.5)
 50–59 45 (13.2)
 60+ 26 (7.6)
Sex
 Male 133 (38.9)
 Female 209 (61.1)
Marital status
 Married 195 (57.0)
 Unmarried 100 (29.2)
 Divorced/separated 27 (7.9)
 Widow/er 20 (5.8)
Educational status
 Unable to read and write 116 (33.9)
 Able to read and write 33 (9.6)
 Primary school (Grades 1–8) 72 (21.1)
 Secondary school (9–10) 55 (16.1)
 College preparatory level 14 (4.1)
 Technical and vocational education and training 31 (9.1)
 University education 21 (6.1)
Major occupation
 Government employee 36 (10.5)
 Private company employee 18 (5.3)
 Self-employed/business person 16 (4.7)
 Housewife 120 (35.1)
 Farmer 76 (22.2)
 Student 43 (12.6)
 Unemployed 21 (6.1)
 Other a 12 (3.5)
Permanent residence
 Gondar town 120 (35.1)
 Areas outside Gondar town 222 (64.9)
Family size (in number)
 One to two 110 (32.2)
 Three to four 101 (29.5)
 Five to seven 85 (24.9)
 Eight or more 46 (13.5)
Number of working family members
 One 160 (46.8)
 Two 115 (33.6)
 Three or more 67 (19.6)
Wealth index of family
 Lowest 68 (19.9)
 Lower 69 (20.2)
 Middle 68 (19.9)
 Higher 69 (20.2)
 Highest 68 (19.9)
  1. aDaily laborer, driver