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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of adult patients who were admitted at DRH, Northeast Ethiopia, 2016 G.C (N = 355)

From: Prevalence and risk factors of pressure ulcer in hospitalized adult patients; a single center study from Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percent
Age (in years)
 18–32 146 41.2
 33–54 156 43.9
 > 54 53 14.9
Sex
 Male 170 47.9
 Female 185 52.1
Place of residence
 Urban 167 47
 Rural 188 53
Marital status
 Single 73 20.6
 Married 231 65.1
 Divorced 32 9
 Widowed 19 5.4
Educational status
 Illiterate 110 31
 Read and write 56 15.8
 1–4 grade 34 9.6
 5–8 grade 56 15.8
 9–10 grade 58 16.3
 > 10 grade 41 11.3
Presence of chronic illness
 Yes 100 28.2
 No 255 71.8
Types of chronic disease
 Diabetes mellitus 33 32.4
 Cardio vascular disease 25 24.5
 Respiratory disease 12 11.8
 Hypertension 14 13.7
 Others 18 17.6
Presence of pressure ulcer
 Yes 53 17.5
 No 302 82.5
Stage of pressure ulcer
 Stage 1 34 64
 Stage 2 16 30
 Stage 3 3 6
Anatomical site
 Sacral 26 49.1
 Heel 12 22.6
 Elbow 4 7.5
 Occiput 2 3.8
 Shoulder 2 3.8
 Sacral and shoulder 3 5.7
 More than two sites 4 7.5
  1. DRH Dessie Referral Hospital, GC Gregorian calender
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