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Table 1 Socio-demographic distributions of participants among residents of Mertule Mariam town East Gojam Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia, 2017

From: Help-seeking intention and associated factors towards mental illness among residents of Mertule Mariam town, East Gojam Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia: a mixed-method study

Independent variable Categories Frequency Percent
Age 18–24 241 25.4
25–34 463 48.9
35–44 193 20.4
> 44 50 5.3
Sex Male 554 58.5
Female 393 41.5
Marital status Single 426 45.0
Married 417 44.0
Divorced 85 9.0
Widowed 19 2.0
Ethnicity Amhara 944 99.7
Other 3 0.3
Religion Orthodox 935 98.7
Other 12 1.3
Educational status Unable to read and write 116 12.2
Educational level Elementary school 126 13.3
Secondary school 260 27.5
College diploma 267 28.2
Degree and above 178 18.8
Occupational status Government employee 387 40.9
Housewife 70 7.4
Farmer 59 6.2
NGO employee 45 4.8
Merchant 168 17.7
Student 152 16.1
Other 66 7.0
Income < 750 290 30.6
751–1200 113 11.9
> 1201 544 57.4