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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of CHF patients at Debre Markos Referral Hospital and Feleg Hiwot Referral Hospital, Ethiopia, 2018/19 (n = 186)

From: Effect of a self-care educational intervention to improve self-care adherence among patients with chronic heart failure: a clustered randomized controlled trial in Northwest Ethiopia

Variables Control group (98) Treatment group (n = 88) p value
Frequency (%) Frequency (%)
Sex
Male 31(31.6%) 46(52.3%) p < 0.0001
Female 67(68.4%) 42 (47.7%)
Residence
Urban 71 (72.4%) 33 (37.5%) p < 0.0001
Rural 27 (27.6%) 55 (62.5%)
Marital status
Single/separated 21 (21.4%) 29 (32.9%) p < 0.0001
Married 58 (59.2%) 51 (58%)
Divorced 15(15.3%) -
Widowed 4 (4.1%) 8 (9.1%)
Educational status
Cannot read and write 55(56.1%) 38 (43.2%) p = 0.37
Primary school 28(28.6%) 33 (37.5%)
Secondary school 8(8.2%) 6 (6.8%)
Diploma 5(5.1%) 7 (8%)
Degree 2(2%) 4 (4.5%)
Religion
Orthodox 91 (92.9%) 82 (93.2%) p = 0.93
Others* 7 (6.1%) 6 (6.8%)
Occupation
Farmer 36 (36.7%) 37 (42%) p = 0.23
Homemaker 38 (38.8%) 22 (25%)
Government employee 9 (9.2%) 13 (14.8%)
Student 7 (7.1%) 5 (5.7%)
Source of family support
None 8 (8.1%) 2 (2.3%) p = 0.08
Family 90 (91.9%) 86 (97.7%)  
  1. *Muslim or Protestant