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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of PLWHA, Felege Hiwot Hospital and Gondar University Teaching Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia, 2008

From: Magnitude and determinants of nonadherence and nonreadiness to highly active antiretroviral therapy among people living with HIV/AIDS in Northwest Ethiopia: a cross - sectional study

Socio demographic characteristics Felege Hiwot Hospital Gondar University Hospital Total
  Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Sex       
Male 98 38.9 96 38.1 194 38.5
Female 154 61.1 156 61.9 310 61.5
Age group (Years)       
18 - 24 11 4.4 28 11.1 39 7.7
25 - 34 95 37.7 102 40.5 197 39.1
35 - 44 109 43.3 83 32.9 192 38.1
45 - 54 28 11.1 33 13.1 61 12.1
≥55 9 3.6 6 2.4 15 3.0
Address       
Urban 217 86.1 235 93.3 452 89.7
Rural 35 13.9 17 6.7 52 10.3
Educational status       
Illiterate 70 27.8 68 27.0 138 27.4
Read and write 20 7.9 21 8.3 41 8.1
Primary school 77 30.6 44 17.5 121 24.0
Secondary school 65 25.8 92 36.5 157 31.2
Diploma and above 20 7.9 27 10.7 47 9.3
Marital status       
Single 27 10.7 47 18.7 74 14.7
Married 113 44.8 111 44.0 224 44.4
Divorced 47 18.7 52 20.6 99 19.6
Widowed 65 25.8 42 16.7 107 21.2
Monthly income (USD)       
< 45.25 113 44.8 141 56.0 254 50.4
45.25 - 90.41 3 1.2 6 2.4 9 1.8
> 90.41 79 31.3 53 21.0 132 26.2
Unstated 57 22.6 52 20.6 109 21.6
Religion       
Christian 229 90.9 242 96.0 471 93.5
Muslim 23 9.1 10 4.0 33 6.5
Ethnicity       
Amhara 246 97.6 242 96.0 488 96.8
Tigre 6 2.4 3 1.2 9 1.8
Oromo - - 2 0.8 2 0.4
Others - - 5 2.0 5 1.0
Occupation       
Merchant 35 13.9 38 15.1 73 14.5
Farmer 18 7.1 16 6.3 34 6.7
Student 5 2.0 12 4.8 17 3.4
Government employee 48 19.0 42 16.7 90 17.9
Daily labourer 56 22.2 58 23.0 114 22.6
NGO employee 25 9.9 25 9.9 50 9.9
Others 65 25.8 61 24.2 126 25.0
Substance use       
Yes 28 11.1 8 3.2 36 7.1
No 224 88.9 244 96.8 468 92.9
  1. NGO = Non governmental organization