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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants

From: Chronic mass psychogenic illness among women in Derashe Woreda, Segen Area People Zone, southern Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

Characteristics categories Number Percent
Age
 17–30 42 43.3
 31–40 41 42.3
 41–56 14 14.4
Religion
 Protestant 92 94.8
 Orthodox 3 3.1
 Traditional religion 2 2.1
Got
 Dubayisho 30 30.9
 Mender 28 28.9
 Makiyo 23 23.7
 Hoda 3 3.1
 Kereza 4 4.1
 Lemo 3 3.1
 Osa 3 3.1
 Olsaka 3 3.1
Marital status
 Married 88 90.7
 Single 6 6.2
 Widow or divorced 3 3.1
No of children
 1–3 29 29.9
 4–6 45 46.4
 7–10 17 17.5
Occupation
 House wife 75 77.3
 Farmer 18 18.6
 Others 4 4.1
Educational status
 Unable to read and write 74 76.3
 Able to read and write 4 4.1
 1–6 14 14.4
 7–12 5 5.2