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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics

From: Help seeking and suicidality among people with epilepsy in a rural low income country setting: cross-sectional survey

Characteristics (total N = 298) Number (%)
Age (years)
 <25 101 (34.0)
 25–34 71 (23.9)
 35–44 62 (20.9)
 ≥45 63 (21.2)
Mean age (standard deviation; SD) 33.3 (13.7)
Gender
 Male 175 (58.7)
 Female 123 (41.3)
Education
 No formal education 178 (60.3)
 Formal education 118 (39.7)
Employment
 Employed 37 (12.5)
 Unemployed 55 (18.6)
 Farmer 102 (34.6)
 House wife 57 (19.3)
 Others* 45 (15.2)
Area of residence
 Rural 270 (90.6)
 Urban 28 (9.4)
Perceived relative wealth
 Very low 50 (16.8)
 Low 143 (48.2)
 Average and above 104 (35.0)
Marital status
 Single 138 (46.3)
 Married 129 (43.3)
 Formerly married 31 (10.4)
Religion
 Orthodox christian 275 (92.2)
 Protestant 13 (4.4)
 Muslim 7 (2.4)
 Others 3 (1.0)
Ethnicity
 Gurage 278 (93.3)
 Oromo 17 (5.7)
 Amhara 2 (0.7)
 Others** 1 (0.3)
Mean family size (SD) 5.5 (2.1)
Mean number of children (SD) 3.2 (2.4)
Duration of travel to reach the nearest health center (min)
 0–30  120 (40.8)
 31–120 141 (48.0)
 >120 33 (11.2)
  1. * Includes students, pensioners and volunteer workers
  2. ** Others include Mareko, Meskana, Kebena