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Table 1 Distribution of PLWHA by socio-demographic factors at selected public hospitals, North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 326)

From: Suicidal ideation and attempt among people living with HIV/AIDS in selected public hospitals: Central Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percentage (%)
Age (in years)
 18–27 28 8.6
 28–37 121 37.1
 38–47 104 31.9
 >  = 48 73 22.4
Mean age (± SD) 39.20 ± 10.0
Sex
 Male 131 40.2
 Female 195 59.8
Religion*
 Orthodox 300 92.0
 Others 26 8.0
Marital status
 Married 140 42.9
 Never married 59 18.1
 Divorced 81 24.8
 Widowed 46 14.1
Ethnicity*
 Amhara 300 92.0
 Oromo 22 6.7
 Others 4 1.2
Educational status
 Informal education 108 33.1
 Primary education 108 33.1
 Secondary education 64 19.6
 Tertiary education 46 14.1
Employment status
 Unemployed/none 27 8.3
 Productive 58 17.8
 Income generating 241 73.9
Place of residence
 Urban 280 85.9
 Rural 46 14.1
Average monthly income
 < 300 ETB 94 28.8
 300–879 ETB 69 21.2
 880–1800 ETB 85 26.1
 > 1800 ETB 78 23.9
Hunger in the last month
 Yes 63 19.3
 No 263 80.7
Current living status
 Living with family 245 75.2
 Living alone 81 24.8
  1. *Others (religion = Muslim, Protestant, Catholic; Ethnicity = Afar, Gurage, Tigre)