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Table 3 Sociodemographic characteristics of the respondents among outpatient attendants (N = 1045

From: Effect of hospital attributes on patient preference among outpatient attendants in Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia: discrete choice experiment study

Characteristics Number Percent
Age 18–34 494 47.3
35–64 520 49.8
 > 64 31 2.9
Sex Male 586 56.1
Female 459 43.9
Marital status Married 777 74.4
Single 196 18.8
Widowed 57 5.4
Divorced/separated 15 1.4
Educational status Do not read and write 147 14
Read and write 324 31
Primary education 60 5.7
Secondary education 155 14.8
Diploma and above 359 34.5
Occupation Employed 315 30.1
Merchant 250 23.9
Farmer 264 25.3
Daily laborer 76 7.3
Student 91 8.7
Housewife 49 4.7
Residence Urban 608 58.2
Rural 437 41.8
Payment status Paying 642 61.4
Insured 403 38.6
Type of hospital patient visited Public Hospital 749 71.7
Private Hospital 296 28.3
Frequency of visit to the hospital First visit 440 42.1
More than one times 605 57.9