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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents (N = 469)

From: Prevalence, pattern and predictors of self-medication for COVID-19 among residents in Umuahia, Abia State, Southeast Nigeria: policy and public health implications

Variables Frequency Percentage (%)
Age   
 ≤ 30 129 27.5
31–40 128 27.3
41–50 118 25.2
51–60 55 11.7
 > 60 39 8.3
Mean 39.9 ± 13.5 years
Sex
Male 202 43.1
Female 267 56.9
Educational status
None/primary 20 4.3
Secondary 115 24.5
Tertiary 203 43.3
Post graduate 131 27.9
Marital status
Single 135 28.8
Married 288 61.4
Cohabiting 12 2.6
Widowed 27 5.8
Divorced 7 1.5
Religion
Christianity 460 98.1
Others 9 1.9
Denomination
Catholic 84 17.9
Orthodox 219 46.7
Pentecostal 152 32.4
Employment status
Salary earner 199 42.4
Self employed 148 31.6
Unemployed 122 26.0
Monthly household income (Naira)
No income 110 23.5
 < 50,000 140 29.9
50,000–100,000 79 16.8
 > 100,000 140 29.9