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Table 1 Socio-demographic and related characteristics of study participants in public hospitals (n = 563) of Amhara Region, 2017

From: Predictors of adult patient satisfaction with nursing care in public hospitals of Amhara region, Northwest Ethiopia

Socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents N %
Sex of the respondent
 Male 329 58.4
 Female 234 41.6
Age category
 <= 30 years 227 40.6
 31–40 years 155 27.6
 41–50 years 68 12.1
 51–60 years 39 6.9
 > 60 years 72 12.8
Religion
 Orthodox 503 89.4
 Muslim 47 8.3
 Othera 13 2.3
Marital Status
 Single 161 28.6
 Ever Marriedc 402 71.4
Educational Status
 Illiterate 235 41.7
 Read & write only 82 14.6
 Elementary (1-8th grade) 104 18.5
 Secondary (9 – 12th Grade) 65 11.5
 College and above 77 13.7
Occupation
 House wife 118 21.0
 Merchant 83 14.7
 Governmental employee 66 11.7
 Farmer 107 19.0
 Student 89 15.8
 Othersb 100 17.7
Residence
 Rural 335 59.9
 Urban 226 40.1
Name of hospital
 FelegeHiwote Comprehensive Hospital 282 50.1
 Debre Tabor Hospital 169 30.0
 FinoteSelam Hospital 112 19.9
Patient admitting unit/ward
 Medical ward 258 45.8
 Surgical ward 240 42.6
 Orthopedics 65 11.5
Number of patients in a single room
 <  4 patients 84 14.9
 4–8 patients 403 71.6
 >  8 patients 76 13.5
Hospital stay (in days)
 <  5 days 290 51.5
 5 to 10 days 153 27.2
 > 10 days 120 21.3
History of hospital admission in the last 1 year
 Yes 120 21.3
 No 443 78.7
Payment status of the service
 With payment 393 69.8
 Free service 170 30.2
Total 563 100
  1. aCatholic & protestant
  2. bDaily laborer, retired, Non-Governmental Organization employee, Driver
  3. cEver married = Married, Widowed, divorced
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