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Table 1 Sociodemographic variable of the sample (n = 300)

From: Self-stigma and medication adherence among patients with mental illness treated at Jimma University Medical Center, Southwest Ethiopia

Socio-demographic characteristics Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Sex
 Male 185 61.7
 Female 115 38.3
Marital status
 Single 180 60.7
 Married 80 26.7
 Divorced 22 7.3
 Widowed 11 3.7
 Separated 5 1.7
Religion
 Muslim 129 43.0
 Orthodox 121 40.3
 Protestant 44 14.7
 Catholic 4 1.3
 Othersa 2 0.7
Ethnicity
 Oromo 145 48.3
 Amhara 75 25.0
 Dawuro 28 9.3
 Gurage 21 7.0
 Kafa 19 6.3
 Othersb 31 4.0
Living condition
 With family (father or mother) 194 64.7
 With wife/husband and kids 62 20.7
 Living alone 17 5.7
 With relatives/friends 12 4.0
 Living on street 5 1.7
 Othersc 8 2.7
Occupation
 Jobless 139 46.3
 Employed 54 18.0
 Student 29 9.7
 Merchant 26 8.7
 House wife 23 7.7
 Daily laborer 16 5.3
 Retired 7 2.3
 Farmer 6 2.0
Educational status
 Illiterates 19 6.3
 Able to read/write, but no formal education 6 2.0
 Primary 103 34.3
 Secondary 89 29.7
 College and above 83 27.7
  1. a Catholic, Wakeffata
  2. b Yem, Kefa, Sidamo, Wolayita
  3. c In prison, dormitory