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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of respondents at Jimma Zone, Seka woreda South-west Ethiopia, March 2020

From: Knowledge of the community regarding mental health problems: a cross-sectional study

Variables Characteristics Frequency Percentage
Sex Male 190 45.2
  Female 230 54.8
Age 37.2 (SD ± 11.9) Range 18 to 80 years   
Residence Urban 167 39.8
  Rural 253 60.2
Birth order First 183 43.6
  Second 102 24.3
  Third 60 14.3
  4 or more 75 17.9
Ethnicity Oromo 395 94.0
  Amhara 12 2.9
  Others* 13 3.1
Religion Muslim 384 91.4
  Orthodox 24 5.7
  Others* 12 2.8
Family monthly Income 1562.5 (SD ± 2769.8)   
Educational status Unable to read and write 168 40.0
  Read and write 81 19.3
  Primary school (1–8) 112 26.7
  Secondary school (9–12) 49 11.7
  Diploma 6 1.4
  Degree and above 4 1.0
Marital status Single 30 7.1
  Married 345 82.1
  Divorced 12 2.9
  Widowed 33 7.9
Occupational status Farmer 219 52.1
  Merchant 61 14.5
  Daily laborer 18 4.3
  Housewife 100 23.8
  Private employed 2 0.5
  Government employed 20 4.8
  1. *Other religion includes Wakefata and Catholic
  2. *Other Ethnicity includes Kaffa, Yem, Guraghe