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Table 1 Background characteristics of people with mental illness in Jimma University specialized hospital, Southwest Ethiopia, 2012

From: Facility based cross-sectional study of self stigma among people with mental illness: towards patient empowerment approach

Characteristics Frequency Percent
Sex
Male 296 70.14
Female 126 29.86
Marital status
Single 209 49.53
Married 183 43.36
Divorced and widowed 30 7.11
Religion
Muslim 250 59.24
Orthodox 116 27.49
Others (Protestant, Catholic, Waqefeta) 56 13.27
Ethnicity
Oromo 255 60.43
Amhara 64 15.17
Others (Keffa, Dawro, Gurage) 103 24.41
Educational status
Could not read and write 45 10.66
Read and write only 37 8.77
Elementary 83 19.67
Secondary 186 44.08
Higher education 71 16.82
Occupation
Farmer 120 28.44
Private enterprise 106 25.12
Government employee 80 18.96
Student 57 13.51
Others (housewife and unemployed) 59 13.98
Setting
Rural 195 46.21
Urban 227 53.79