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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of asthmatic patients treated at ambulatory clinic of Gondar University Hospital

From: Appropriateness of chronic asthma management and medication adherence in patients visiting ambulatory clinic of Gondar University Hospital: a cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency (%)
Age in years (mean ± SD) 49.3 ± 13.61
  < 35 20 (13.3)
 35–44 32 (21.3)
 45–54 45 (30)
 55–64 29 (19.3)
 65+ 24 (16)
Gender  
 Female 77(51.3)
 Male 73(48.7)
Level of education  
 No formal education 65(43.3)
 Primary 27(18)
 Secondary 28(18.7)
 Higher education and above 30(20)
Marital status  
 Single 27(18)
 Married 115(76.7)
 Divorced 1(0.7)
 Widowed 7(4.7)
Residence  
 Urban 120(80)
 Rural 30(20)
Religion  
 Orthodox 128(85.3)
 Muslim 15(10)
 Protestant 7(4.7)
Employment status  
 Farmer 26(17.3)
 Business man 15(10)
 Government employer 48(32)
 Retired 9(6)
 Unemployed 51(34)
 Other 1(0.7)
Monthly income in ETB* (mean ± SD) (n = 138) 1815.94 ± 1278.143
  ≤ 550 22(15.9)
 551–1000 35(25.4)
 1001–1550 21(15.2)
 1551–3000 38(27.5)
 3001+ 22(15.9)
Distance from the hospital in kilometers (mean ± SD) 12.4 ± 21.98
 ≤ 5 106(70.7)
 6–15 6(4)
 16–25 16(10.7)
 26–35 6(4)
 36+ 16(10.7)
  1. Note: ETB Ethiopian Birr, SD Standard deviation
  2. *ETB/USD exchange rate at the time of the study; 1 ETB = 0.056USD