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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of women with symptoms of postpartum depression in Sodo district, Ethiopia, 2014 (n = 385)

From: Treatment gap and help-seeking for postpartum depression in a rural African setting

Socio-demographic characteristic Frequency Percent
Age in years   
 Less than 20 28 7.3
 20–29 174 45.2
 30–39 175 45.5
 40 or above 8 2.1
Marital status   
 Married 374 97.1
 Single/widowed/divorced 11 2.9
Residence   
 Rural 363 94.3
 Urban 22 5.7
Education   
 No formal education 308 80.0
 Formal education 77 20
Occupation   
 House wife 317 82.3
 Private (shop, other trade) 49 12.8
 No job 19 4.9
Religion   
 Orthodox 365 94.8
 Protestant 12 3.1
 Muslim 6 1.6
 Other 2 0.6
Ethnicity   
 Gurage 353 91.7
 Oromo 26 6.8
 Amhara 5 1.3
 Other 1 0.3