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Table 2 Characteristics of admitted patients at six Zonal hospitals, Tigray National Regional State, February 2011

From: Public-on-private dual practice among physicians in public hospitals of Tigray National Regional State, North Ethiopia: perspectives of physicians, patients and managers

Characteristics Frequency (N = 449) Percent
Average age of respondent 37 years  
Gender
 Male 266 59.2%
 Female 183 40.8%
Educational status
 Illiterate 214 47.7%
 Can read and write 109 24.3%
 Elementary or secondary 105 23.4%
 College and above 21 4.7%
Marital status
 Married 310 69.0%
 Single 95 21.2%
 Divorced 36 8.0%
 Widowed/er 8 1.8%
Ever visited private clinics
 Yes 153 34.1%
 No 296 65.9%