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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics among hospitalized heart failure patients at JMC

From: Drug-related problems and its predictors among hospitalized heart failure patients at Jimma Medical Center, South West Ethiopia: prospective interventional study

Socio-demographic characteristics and behavioral measures Frequency (%)
Sex (male) 122 (51.5)
Age, years (mean ± SD) 49.06 ± 17.79
Age group  
 <  = 47 106 (44.7)
 48–63 71 (30)
 >  = 64 60 (25.3)
Educational level  
 No formal education 172 (72.5)
 Primary education 51 (21.5)
 Secondary education and above 14 (5.9)
Occupational status  
 Unemployed 34 (14.3)
 Farmer 152 (64.1)
 Merchant 39 (16.5)
 Government employee 12 (5.1)
Marital status  
 Single 29 (12.2)
 Married 171 (72.2)
 Widowed or divorced 37 (15.6)
Residence  
 Urban 66 (27.8)
 Rural 171 (72.2)
Cost coverage method  
 Insurance 71 (30)
 Out of pocket 166 (70)
Social drug use  
 Khat chewing 62 (26.2)
 Alcohol drinking 31 (13.1)
 Smoking 38 (16)