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Table 2 Percent distribution of respondents by their previous knowledge of PC services and selected socio-demographic characteristics, 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 Knowledgec
Yes, N = 239 (100 %) No, N = 145 (100 %)
Age (years)
 <35 32 (13.4) 9 (6.2)
 ≥35 207 (86.6) 136 (93.8)
Educational status
 No education 113 (47.3) 113 (77.9)
 Primary 50 (20.9) 17 (11.7)
 Secondary 40 (16.7) 12 (8.3)
 University/college 36 (15.1) 3 (2.1)
Family size
 1–2 33 (13.8) 22 (15.7)
 3–4 116 (48.5) 33 (23.6)
 ≥5 90 (37.7) 85 (60.7)
 Missing 0 5 (3.4)
Income ($US)   
 <25 43 (18.0) 8 (9.5)
 25–50 68 (28.5) 65 (77.4)
 >50 49 (20.5) 11 (13.1)
 Missing 79 (33.1) 61 (42.1)
Occupation
 Farmer 34 (14.2) 52 (35.9)
 House wife 82 (34.3) 57 (39.3)
 Employeda 93 (38.9) 15 (10.3)
 Merchant 7 (2.9) 10 (6.9)
 Othersb 23 (9.6) 11 (7.6)
  1. aGovernment, private or NGO
  2. bOthers—daily laborer, unemployed, disabled, retired, and student
  3. cPrevious knowledge before this interview