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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of prisoners in Northwest Amhara, 2015 (n = 649)

From: Psychological distress and associated factors among prisoners in North West Ethiopia: cross-sectional study

Socio demographic variables Frequency (%)
Sex  
 Male 583 (89.8)
 Female 66 (10.2)
Residence  
 Urban 434 (66.9)
 Rural 215 (33.1)
Religion  
 Orthodox 584 (90)
 Others (Muslim, catholic & protestant) 65 (10)
Marital status  
 Single 306 (47.1)
 Married 228 (35.1)
 Not live with their partners 115 (17.7)
Educational status  
 Not read and write 108 (16.6)
 Read and write 97 (14.9)
 1–8 class complete 129 (19.9)
 9–12 class complete 206 (31.9)
 Certificate and above 109 (16.8)
Family history of mental illness  
 Yes 84 (12.9)
 No 565 (87.1)