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Table 3 Demographic and economic characteristics of respondents of WukiroKilte-Awulaelo and Hintal-wajiratworedas (districs), Tigray region, Northern Ethiopia, July 2013

From: Cluster randomized trial assessing the effects of rapid ethical assessment on informed consent comprehension in a low-resource setting

Variable (n = 199) Intervention f (%) (n = 114) Control f (%) (n = 85) Total f (%) (n = 199)
Age in years
 18–24 34 (29.8 %) 38 (44.7 %) 72 (36.2)
 25–31 45 (39.5 %) 30 (35.3 %) 75 (37.7)
 32–38 30 (26.3 %) 14 (16.5 %) 44 (22.1)
 39–45 5 (4.4 %) 3 (3.5 %) 8 (4)
 Mean ( ± SD) 27.9 (±6.2) 26.4 (± 6.2 ) 27.3 (±6.3)
Marital status
 Married 99 (86.8 %) 67 (78.8 %) 166 (83.4)
 Single 5 (4.4 %) 8 (9.4 %) 13 (6.5)
 Divorced 7 (6.1 %) 6 (7.1 %) 13 (6.5)
 Widowed 3 (2.6 %) 4 (4.7 %) 7 (3.5)
Educational status
 Not able to read and write 37 (32.5 %) 21 (24.7 %) 58 (29.1)
 Able to read and write 11 (9.6 %) 6 (7.1 %) 17 (8.5)
 Primary school 29 (25.4 %) 21 (24.7 %) 50 (25.1)
 Secondary school 24 (21.1 %) 27 (31.8 %) 51 (25.6)
 Diploma and above 13 (11.4 %) 10 (11.8 %) 23 (11.6)
Religion
 Orthodox Christian 100 (87.7 %) 72 (84.7 %) 172 (86.4)
 Muslim 13 (9.6 %) 10 (11.8 %) 23 (11.6)
 Others (Catholic/Protestant) 1 (0.9 %) 3 (3.5 %) 4 (2.0)
Mother tongue
 Tigrigna 114 (100 %) 83 (97.6 %) 197 (99)
 Amharic 0 1 (1.2 %) 1 (0.5)
 Others 0 1 (1.2) 1 (0.5)
Occupation
 Housewife 24 (21.1 %) 47 (55.3 %) 71 (35.7)
 Farmer 38 (33.3 %) 4 (4.7 %) 42 (21.1)
 Merchant 28 (24.6 %) 6 (7.1 %) 34 (17.1)
 Government employee 15 (13.2 %) 13 (15.3 %) 28 (14.1)
 Private employee 4 (3.5 %) 10 (11.8 %) 14 (7.0)
 Others (student, jobless) 5 (4.4 %) 5 (5.9 %) 10 (5.0)
Family monthly income
 Less than 500ETBa 6 (5.3 %) 10 (11.8 %) 16 (8.0)
 500-1000ETB 26 (22.8 %) 34 (40.0 %) 60 (30.2)
 Greater than 1000ETB 82 (71.9 %) 41 (48.2 %) 123 (61.8)
 Participated in medical research previously 21 (18.4 %) 15 (17.6 %) 36 (18.1)
  1. a1 USD (US Dollar) ~ 19 ETB and GBP ~ 28.5 ETB