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Table 1 The sociodemographic characteristics of study participants of emergency outpatient department, March 13 to May 15/2014, Hawassa University Referral Hospital, Hawassa, southern Ethiopia

From: Assessment of client satisfaction on emergency department services in Hawassa University Referral Hospital, Hawassa, Southern Ethiopia

Demographic characteristics Frequency Percent
Gender
 Male 270 66.3
 Female 137 33.7
 Total 407 100.0
Age
 18-27 98 24.1
 28-37 140 34.4
 38-47 116 28.5
 48-57 49 12.0
 58-67 4 1.0
 Total 407 100.0
Level of education
 Illiterate 27 6.6
 Read and write 55 13.5
 Elementary 60 14.7
 High school 129 31.7
 Diploma 83 20.4
 Degree and above 53 13.0
 Total 407 100.0
Timeofvisit
 Morning 195 47.9
 Evening 163 40.0
 Night 49 12.0
 Total 407 100.0
Frequency of visit
 New 192 47.2
 Repeat 215 52.8
 Total 407 100.0
Client
 Patient 35 8.6
 Relative/friend 370 91.4
 Total 407 100.0
Address of client
 Urban 242 59.5
 Rural 165 40.5
 Total 407 100.0