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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the patients in the medical ward of DRH, March 01 to May 31, 2014 (N = 147)

From: A prospective observational study of drug therapy problems in medical ward of a referral hospital in northeast Ethiopia

Variable N (%)
Sex Female 87 (59.18)
Male 60 (40.82)
Age < 50 114 (77.55)
50–64 18 (12.24)
> 64 15 (10.2)
Education Level Illiterate 69 (46.94)
Primary school completed 24 (16.32)
Secondary school completed 39 (26.53)
Diploma 12 (8.16)
Degree and above 3 (2.04)
Religion Orthodox Christian 51 (34.69)
Muslim 90 (61.22)
Protestant 6 (4.08)
Marital status Single 24 (16.32)
Married 99 (67.34)
Widow 3 (2.04)
Divorced 21 (14.28)