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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants at JUMC, Ethiopia (N = 269)

From: Predictors of prolonged length of hospital stay and in-hospital mortality among adult patients admitted at the surgical ward of Jimma University medical center, Ethiopia: prospective observational study

Variables Categories Frequency Percentage
Age (year) mean age ± SD 41.95 ± 17.76 (18 to 90)
Sex Male 179 66.5
Female 90 33.5
Monthly income no constant income 47 17.5
<  1500 95 35.3
1500–6000 102 37.9
>  6000 25 9.3
Health cost coveragea Self-payment 223 82.9
Free (government) 46 17.1
  1. a - the majority (21.3%) of patients with no constant income were paid by the government or got free service at JUMC