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Table 1 Socio-demographic and economic characteristics of the study participants, Jimma University Specialized Hospital (JUSH), Southwest Ethiopia, 2009.

From: Predictors of adherence to antiretroviral therapy among people living with HIV/AIDS in resource-limited setting of southwest ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency(Percentage)
Sex  
   Male 144(45.1)
   Female 175(54.9)
Age  
   18-24 15(4.7)
   25-34 148(46.4)
   35-44 115(36.1)
   ≥ 45 41(12.9)
Permanent address  
   Jimma 271(85.0)
   Out of Jimma 48(15.0)
Ethnicity (N = 319)  
   Oromo 142(44.5)
   Amhra 84(26.3)
   Dawro 40(12.5)
   Kefa 24(7.5)
   Gurage 15(4.7)
   Others* 14(4.4)
Marital Status  
   Married 155(48.6)
   Single 67(21.0)
   Windowed 43(13.5)
   Divorced/Separated 54(16.9)
Educational status  
   Illiterate 32(10.0)
   Elementary 162(50.8)
   Secondary 90(28.2)
   12+ 35(11.0)
Occupation  
   Employed 129(40.4)
   Merchant 31(9.7)
   House Wife 42(13.2)
   Daily laborer 84(26.3)
   Have no job 20(6.3)
   Others *** 13(4.1)
Living With  
   Alone 77(24.1)
   Family 54(16.9)
   Parents 174(54.5)
   Other 14(4.4)
Average Monthly income (N = 267)  
   ≤ 500 200(74.9)
   501-999 26(9.7)
   ≥ 1000 41(15.4)
Religion  
   Orthodox 162(50.8)
   Muslim 78(24.5)
   Protestant 68 (21.3)
   Others** 11(3.4)
Average Family Income (N = 306)#  
   ≤ 500 216(70.6)
   501-999 33(10.8)
   ≥ 1000 57(18.6)
  1. *Tigre, Yem, Wolayita, Kenbata, Sidama, Bench,
  2. **Catholic, Jova whiteness,
  3. *** Farmer, Bar,
  4. # Exchange rate 1 USD = 13 Ethiopian Birr (ETB)