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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents who had cancer, Tikur Anbesa Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2014

From: Assessment of knowledge, accessibility and utilization of palliative care services among adult cancer patients at Tikur Anbesa Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2014: a cross-sectional institution based study

Characteristics Number Percent
Age (years)
 <35 41 10.7
 ≥35 343 89.3
 Mean ± SDa 45.8 ± 11.3  
Marital status
 Single 8 2.1
 Married 238 62.0
 Widowed 85 22.1
 Separated 46 12.0
 Divorced 7 1.8
Religion
 Christian orthodox 190 49.5
 Christian protestant 71 18.5
 Muslim 103 26.8
 Othersb 20 5.2
Ethnicity   
 Tigray 44 11.5
 Amhara 146 38.0
 Oromo 103 26.8
 Gurage 53 13.8
 Othersc 38 9.9
Family size
 1–2 55 14.3
 3–4 149 38.8
 ≥5 175 45.6
 Mean ± SD 4.6 ± 2.2  
Monthly income ($US)
 <25 51 20.9
 25–50 133 54.5
 >50 60 24.6
 Median 37.5  
Education
 No education 226 58.9
 Primary 67 17.4
 Secondary 52 13.5
 Above secondary 39 10.2
  1. aStandard deviation
  2. bCatholic, Jehovah Witness and traditional religion
  3. cWelayta, Somali and Afar