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Table 2 Sociodemographic and economic characteristics of respondents, Hawassa, 2016

From: Surgical informed consent in obstetric and gynecologic surgeries: experience from a comprehensive teaching hospital in Southern Ethiopia

Variables Frequency (%)
Age in completed years (n = 229)
 15–19 4 (1.7)
 20–24 62 (27.0)
 25–29 92 (40.0)
 30–34 33 (14.3)
 35–39 20 (8.7)
 40–45 11 (4.8)
 46 and above 7 (3.0)
 Total 229 (100.0)
 Mean ± SD 28.2 ± 7.9
Educational level (n = 230)
 No formal education 52 (22.6)
 Some primary education 48 (20.9)
 Completed grade 8 18 (7.8)
 Some secondary education 25 (10.9)
 Completed grade 12 23 (10.0)
 College and above 32 (16.4)
 Total 230 (100.0)
Marital status (n = 230)
 Single 7 (3.0)
 Married 212 (92.2)
 Separated 5 (2.2)
 Divorced 1 (0.4)
 Widowed 5 (2.2)
 Total 230 (100.0)
Religion (n = 230)
 Christian Orthodox 61 (26.5)
 Christian Protestant 90 (39.1)
 Muslim 74 (32.2)
 Others 5 (2.2)
 Total 230 (100.0)
Ethnicity (n = 230)
 Sidama 43 (18.7)
 Oromo 85 (37.0)
 Amhara 28 (12.2)
 Gurage 29 (12.6)
 Wolayita 20 (8.7)
 Others 25 (10.9)
 Total 230 (100.0)
Occupation (n = 230)
 Housewife 122 (53.0)
 Private employee 13 (5.7)
 Government employee 38 (16.5)
 Private business 39 (17.0)
 Farmer 16 (7.0)
 Others 2 (0.9)
 Total 230 (100.0)
Respondent has regular monthly income (n = 228)a
 Yes 166 (72.8)
   < 845 Birr 17 (10.2)
   ≥ 845 Birr 149 (89.8)
  Mean ± SD 3690.7 ± 4343.6 Birr
 No 62 (27.2)
 Total 228 (100.0)
  1. a1USD = 23.5 Eth birr during the study period on average