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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study subjects at Butajira Hospital, southern Ethiopia, 2014, (n = 323)

From: Intestinal parasitic infections and its association with undernutrition and CD4 T cell levels among HIV/AIDS patients on HAART in Butajira, Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Sex
 Male 119 36.8
 Female 204 63.2
Age (years)
 18–29 37 11.5
 30–44 199 61.5
 ≥ 45 87 26.9
Residence
 Urban 189 58.5
 Rural 134 41.5
Marital status
 Single 19 5.9
 Married 164 50.8
 Divorced 44 13.6
 Widowed 86 26.6
 Separated 10 3.1
Educational status
 Can read and write 129 39.9
 Cannot read and write 39 12.1
 Primary education 86 26.6
 Secondary education 49 15.2
 Tertiary education 20 6.2
Religion
 Orthodox 153 47.4
 Muslim 106 32.8
 Protestant 62 19.2
 Catholic 2 0.6
Ethnicity
 Gurage 192 59.4
 Silitie 56 17.3
 Amhara 43 13.3
 Oromo 14 4.3
 Hadiya 17 5.3
Occupation
 Governmental employer 41 12.7
 Self-employer 55 17.0
 Farmer 42 13.0
 Merchant 50 15.5
 Daily laborer 62 19.2
 House wife 51 15.8
 Jobless 22 6.8
Monthly income (ETB)
 <1000 279 86.4
 ≥1000 44 13.6
Family size
 ≤3 156 48.3
 4–6 146 45.2
 >6 21 6.5