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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants visiting the Emergency Department of Yirgalem General Hospital, southern Ethiopia, from March 27 – April 30/ 2017; (n = 346)

From: Prevalence and outcome of injury in patients visiting the emergency Department of Yirgalem General Hospital, Southern Ethiopia

Variable Categories Frequency Percent
Age ≤24 167 48.2
25–59 158 45.6
≥60 21 6.1
Sex Male 233 67.3
Female 113 32.7
Ethnicity Sidama 267 77.2
Amhara 42 12.1
Oromo 30 8.7
Others 7 2
Religion Protestant 206 59.5
Orthodox 112 32.4
Muslim 28 8.1
Marital Status Married 187 54
Single 156 54.1
Others 3 0.9
Residence Urban 159 46
Rural 187 54
Monthly Income (In Ethiopian Birr per month) < 660 138 39.9
660–1600 106 30.6
> 1600 102 29.5
Educational level Illiterate 87 25.1
Primary education 166 48
Secondary education 64 18.5
Higher education 29 8.4
Occupational status Student 97 28
Farmer 81 23.4
Unemployed 62 17.9
Civil servant 34 9.8
Trader of any kind 25 7.2
Daily laborer 19 5.4
Driver 18 5.2
Construction worker 10 2.9