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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of people living with HIV attending services at Jimma University Specialized Hospital in September 2012 (n = 389)

From: Alcohol use disorders and associated factors among people living with HIV who are attending services in 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)
Others 45 (11.6)
Religious affiliation Orthodox Christian 200 (51.4)
Muslim 125 (32.1)
Protestant Christian 58 (14.9)
Catholic 6 (1.5)
Educational level Illiterate 71 (18.3)
Read and write only 11 (2.8)
Primary (grades 1–8) 172 (44.2)
Secondary (grades 9–12) 102 (26.2)
Tertiary (grades 12 or more) 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)
Other 52 (13.4)
Living circumstances Living alone 84 (21.6)
Living with close family(father, mother, brother, sister, husband/wife, children) 279 (71.7)
Living with other relatives (aunt, uncle, cousins, nieces or nephew) 22 (5.7)
Living with non-relatives 4 (1.0)4
  1. 4Other ethnicity = Dawuro, Wolayita and Tigray, Other occupation = House wife, house servant and driver.
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