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Table 1 Background characteristics of the patients admitted to Jimma University Medical Centre, Ethiopia

From: Healthcare associated infection and its risk factors among patients admitted to a tertiary hospital in Ethiopia: longitudinal study

Characteristic Frequency Proportion in % (95% CI)
Sex
 Male 443 44.66 (41.41.56–47.76)
 Female 549 55.34 (52.24–58.44)
Age in Years
  < 18 147 14.82 (12.60–17.03)
 18–30 341 34.38 (31.41–37.33)
 31–45 269 27.12 (24.35–29.88)
  > 45 235 23.69 (21.04–26.34)
Residency
 Urban 361 36.39 (33.39–39.39
 Rural 631 63.861 (60.61–66.61)
Occupationa
 Farmer 371 37.40 (34.38–40.41)
 Employed 148 14.92 (12.70–17.14)
 Student 108 10.89 (8.95–12.82)
 Merchant 102 10.28 (8.39–12.18)
 Daily labourer 84 8.47 (6.73–10.20)
 Others 179 18.08 (15.65–20.44)
Marital Statusb
 Married 700 70.56 (67.72–73.41)
 Single 180 24.09 (21.43–26.76)
 Divorced 27 2.72 (1.71–3.74)
 Widowed 26 2.62 (1.63–3.62)
Education
 Illiterate 448 45.16 (42.06–48.26)
 Read & write 127 12.80(10.72–14.89)
 Elementary school 151 15.22 (12.98–17.46)
 High school 93 9.38 (7.56–11.19)
 Diploma 81 8.17 (6.46–9.87)
 First degree 70 7.06 (5.46–8.65)
 Above first degree 22 2.22 (1.30–3.14)
Ward of admission
 Obstetrics and Gynaecology 282 28.43 (25.62–31.24)
 Surgical 253 25.50 (22.79–28.22
 Medical 223 22.48 (19.88–25.08)
 Ophthalmology 153 15.42 (13.17–17.67)
 Paediatrics 59 5.95 (4.47–7.42)
 ICU 22 2.22 (1.23–3.14)
  1. aParental occupation and education in case of paediatrics, ICU intensive care unit
  2. b59 paediatrics participants were excluded