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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants and association with seeking any form of help, Jimma University Teaching hospital, Ethiopia December 2014

From: Help-seeking behaviour for depressive disorders among adult cardiovascular outpatient cardiac clinic Jimma University Teaching Hospital, Jimma, South-West Ethiopia: crosssectional study

Factors Frequency
Number (n = 339) Percent
Sex
 Male 159 46.9
 Female 180 53.1
Age of the respondent
 18–27 45 13.3
 28–37 48 14.2
 38–47 55 16.2
 48–57 55 16.2
 58–67 81 23.9
 ≥ 68 55 16.2
Occupation
 Farmer 172 50.7
 Unemployed 67 19.8
 Housewife 29 8.6
 Merchant 23 6.8
 Employed 18 5.3
 Daily laborer 8 2.4
 Retired 13 3.8
 Othersa 9 2.7
Income of the respondent (Birr)
 < 900 84 24.8
 900–2999 75 22.1
 3000–9999 85 25.1
 ≥ 10,000 95 28.0
Marital status
 Married 259 76.4
 Othersb 80 23.6
 Oromo 262 77.3
Ethnicity
 Amhara 37 10.9
 Yem 16 4.7
 Gurage 8 2.4
 Othersc 16 4.8
Religion
 Muslim 255 75.2
 Orthodox 71 20.9
 Protestant 13 3.8
Attending place of worship
 Daily 119 35.1
 2–3 times per week 45 13.3
 Once per week 150 44.2
 Less than a week  25 7.3
 Illiterate 180 53.1
Educational level
 Able to read and write only 68 20.1
 Formal education 91 26.8
  1. Othersa = student, house servants othersb = single, divorced separated othersc = Tigra, Dawero, Welayeta and Kefa