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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of people with HIV attending Jimma University Specialized Hospital (n = 389)

From: Khat use in people living with HIV: a facility-based cross-sectional survey from South West Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency (%)
Sex Male 143 (36.8)
Female 246 (63.2)
Age (years) 18-24 23 (5.9)
25-34 174 (44.7)
35-44 117 (30.1)
45-54 52 (13.4)
55 and above 23 (5.9)
Ethnicity Oromo 182 (46.8)
Amhara 105 (27.0)
Gurage 10 (2.6)
Kefa 30 (7.7)
Yem 17 (4.4)
Others1 45 (11.6)
Religion Orthodox Christian 200 (51.4)
Muslim 125 (32.1)
Protestant Christian 58 (14.9)
Catholic 6 (1.5)
Education Illiterate 71 (18.3)
Read and write only 11 (2.8)
Primary (1–8 grade) 172 (44.2)
Secondary (9–12 grade) 102 (26.2)
Tertiary (>12 grade) 33 (8.5)
Marital status Single 48 (12.3)
Married 193 (49.6)
Divorced 92 (23.7)
Separated 15 (3.9)
Widowed 41 (10.5)
Occupation Unemployed 97 (24.9)
Daily laborer 99 (25.4)
Employed 55 (14.1)
Farmer 9 (2.3)
Merchant 63 (16.2)
Student 3 (0.8)
Retired 11 (2.8)
Other2 52 (13.4)
Living circumstances Living alone 84 (21.6)
Living with nuclear family 279 (71.7)
Other3 26 (6.7)
  1. 1Other ethnicity = Dawuro, Wolayita or Tigray.
  2. 2Other occupation = Housewife, domestic worker or driver.
  3. 3Other living circumstances = Living with other relatives or non-relatives.