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Table 2 Distribution of sociodemographic characteristics of medical and surgical outpatients of University of Gondar specialized hospital, 2016 (n = 470)

From: Assessment of alcohol use disorder and its associated factors among alcohol users of medical and surgical outpatients attending a specialized hospital in Gondar, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Categories Frequency Percentage
Sex Male 255 54.3
Female 215 45.7
Age 18–24 106 22.6
25–34 128 27.2
35–44 90 19.1
45–54 75 16.0
55 +  71 15.1
Religion Orthodox 436 92.8
Muslim 27 5.7
Protestant 4 0.9
OthersR 3 0.6
Ethnicity Amhara 402 85.5
Kimant 44 9.4
Tigre 17 3.6
OthersE 7 1.5
Educational status Unable to read and write 147 31.3
Read and write onlya 60 12.8
Primary school (grade 1–8) 110 23.4
Secondary school (grade 9–12) 76 16.2
Tertiary(TVET/college/university) 77 16.4
Marital status Single 135 28.7
Married/in union 260 55.3
Divorced 34 7.2
Separated 11 2.3
Widowed/ widower 30 6.4
Occupation Government employee 59 12.6
Housewife 102 21.7
Merchant 57 12.1
Daily laborer 20 4.3
Student 57 12.1
Farmer 122 26.0
OthersO 53 11.28
Residency Urban 256 54.5
Rural 214 45.5
Living conditions With family 387 82.3
Alone 83 17.7
Monthly income  < 735 229 48.7
735–1176 95 20.2
 > 1176 146 31.1
  1. aIndicate informally educated people
  2. OthersR includes (Catholic, Johba witness, and Adventist)
  3. OthersE includes (Agew, Benshangul, and Oromo)
  4. OthersO includes (jobless, retired and carpenter)