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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of study participants at Jimma University Specialized Hospital, Southwest Ethiopia, April to September, 2016

From: Prevalence and phenotypic characterization of Enterococcus species isolated from clinical samples of pediatric patients in Jimma University Specialized Hospital, south west Ethiopia

Characteristics of study participants (n = 403) No. (%) of study participant
Age in year
 0–4 121(30.0%)
 5–9 86 (21.3%)
 10–14 196 (48.6%)
Sex
 Male 185 (45.9%)
 Female 218 (54.1%)
Place of residence
 Urban 175 (43.4%)
 Rural 228 (56.6%)
Attending kindergarten/school
 Yes 185 (45.0%)
 No 218 (54.1%)
Parent/guardian educational level
 College and above 105 (26.1%)
 High school 153 (38.0%)
 Primary school 67 (16.6%)
 Read and write 40 (9.9%)
 Cannot read and write 38 (9.4%)
Parents/guardian occupation
 Employed 88 (21.8%)
 Merchant 79 (19.6%)
 Farmer 114 (28.3%)
 Housewife 104 (25.8%)
 Othersa 18 (4.5%)
Department
 OPD 157 (39%)
 IPD 246 (61%)
Length of current hospitalization
 Not hospitalized 188 (46.7%)
 < 2 weeks 203 (50.4%)
 ≥ 2 weeks 12 (3.0%)
Previous history of hospitalization
 Yes 32 (7.9%)
 No 371 (92.1%)
History of invasive procedure
 Yes 44 (10.9%)
 No 359 (89.1%)
History of antibiotic use
 Yes 132 (32.8%)
 No 271 (67.2%)
Chronic illness
 Yes 37 (9.2%)
 No 366 (90.8%)
  1. aStudent, daily labourer; OPD, outpatient department; IPD, in patient department