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Table 1 Socio-demographic and economic characteristics of patients attending in Mekelle public hospitals, in psychiatry department, Tigray regional state, Ethiopia, August 2014 (n = 415)

From: Assessment of patients’ satisfaction and associated factors among outpatients received mental health services at public hospitals of Mekelle Town, northern Ethiopia

Characteristics Variables Frequency Percent
Sex Male 262 63.1
Female 153 36.9
Age (years) < 20 10 2.4
20–29 116 28
30–39 128 30.8
40–49 94 22.7
≥ 50 67 16.1
Place of residence Urban 308 74.2
Rural 107 25.8
Educational status Informal education 54 13
Primary education 73 17.6
Secondary education 93 22.4
Higher education 195 47
Religion Orthodox 278 67
Muslim 73 17.6
Protestant 24 5.8
Others 40 9.6
Marital status Single 93 22.4
Married 213 51.3
Others 109 26.2
Ethnicity Tigre 285 68.7
Amhara 31 7.5
Others 99 23.9
Occupation Government employee 55 13.3
Private employee 95 22.9
House wife 40 9.6
Merchant 129 31.1
Others 96 23.1
Income < 750 60 14.5
≥ 750 355 85.5