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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of participants (n = 1497)

From: Population level mental distress in rural Ethiopia

Characteristics Number (%)
Sex (n = 1497) Male 743 (49.6)
Female 754 (50.4)
Age categories (years) (n = 1483) <25 226 (15.2)
25-34 422 (28.5)
35-44 392 (26.4)
45-59 321 (21.6)
60 & above 122 (8.2)
Age (years) (n = 1483) Mean (SD) 37.7 (13.5)
Marital status (n = 1484) Married 1110 (74.8)
Single 255 (17.2)
Formerly married* 75 (5.1)
Ethnicity (n = 1490) Gurage 1409 (94.6)
Others** 81 (5.4)
Religion (n = 1441) Orthodox Christian 1327 (92.1)
Protestant 80 (5.6)
Muslim 33 (2.3)
Education (n = 1375) Non-literate 592 (43.1)
Literate but no formal education 328 (23.9)
Formal education 455 (33.1)
Occupation (n = 1436) Housewife 404 (28.1)
Farmer 770 (53.6)
Private business 130 (9.1)
Other*** 132 (9.1)
Residence (n = 1486) Urban 139 (9.4)
Rural 1347 (90.7)
Perceived relative wealth (n = 1458) Poor 498 (34.2)
Average 793 (54.4)
High 167 (11.5)
  1. *Divorced/widowed/separated; **Amhara, Oromo, Tigre; ***Civil servant and students.