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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of suicide attempters at general hospitals in Hawassa city from Nov 2014–Aug 2015

From: Socio-demographic characteristics, clinical profile and prevalence of existing mental illness among suicide attempters attending emergency services at two hospitals in Hawassa city, South Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Number (%)
Age
 14–24 75 (78.1)
 ≥25 21 (21.9)
Sex
 Male 40 (41.7)
 Female 56 (58.3)
Religion
 Protestant Christian 54 (56.2)
 Orthodox Christian 37 (38.5)
 Others 4 (4.1)
Place
 Hawassa city 74 (77.7)
 Sidama zone 17 (17.7)
 Others 5 (5.2)
Ethnicity
 Sidama 46 (47.7)
 Wolayita 17 (17.7)
 Amhara 15 (15.6)
 Oromo 9 (9.4)
 Others 9 (9.4)
Marital status
 Married 15 (15.6)
 Single 81 (84.4)
Lives with
 Either parent or sibling 87 (90.6)
 Spouse and children or a lone 9 (9.4)
Occupation
 Students 61 (63.5)
 Self employed 16 (16.7)
 House wife 9 (9.4)
 Unemployed 6 (6.2)
 Government employ 4 (4.1)
Income sources
 From parent or close relatives 68 (70.8)
 Has personal income 28 (29.2)
Educational status
 Unable to read and write 3 (3.1)
 Read and write 1 (1.0)
 Primary school 6 (6.2)
 Secondary school 84 (87.5)
 Tertiary 2 (2.1)