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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics

From: Depression and experience of incarceration in North Central Nigeria: a situation analysis at Makurdi medium security prison

Variables Frequency Percent
Sex
 Male 364 95.5
 Female 17 4.5
Mean age 27.95 ± 7.08  
Educational status
 None 22 5.8
 Completed primary 68 17.8
 Completed secondary 242 63.5
 Completed tertiary 49 12.9
Religion
 Christianity 358 94.0
 Islam 23 6.0
Tribe
 Tiv 250 65.9
 Others 129 34.1
State of origin
 Benue 320 84.0
 Other 61 16.0
Employment before arrest
 Yes 313 82.2
 No 68 17.8
Occupation (n = 313)
 Civil servant 15 4.8
 Self-employed 298 95.2
Average monthly income before arrest (in Naira) (n = 313)
 < 20,000 118 37.7
 20,000–100,000 182 58.1
 > 100,000 13 4.2
Mean income 39,301.02 ± 72,789.25  
Marital status
 Single 200 52.5
 Married 163 42.8
 Divorced/widowed 18 4.7
Family setting (n = 163) Family type, if married
 Monogamous 120 73.682.8
 Polygamous 43 26.4
Number of children (n = 179)
 1–4 156 87.1
 ≥ 5 23 12.6