Table 1: Sociodemographic characteristics of respondents in Gursum district, Ethiopia, 2008.

Variables Frequency Percentage

Sex
 Male8826.3
 Female24773.7
Religion
 Christian 51 15.2
 Muslim28484.8
Marital status
 Single164.8
 Married28785.7
 Divorced123.6
 Widowed164.8
 Separated41.2
Occupational status
 Farmer 10431.0
 Student 267.8
 House wife 14944.5
 Government employee123.6
 Merchant 3911.6
 Others*51.5
Educational level
 Illiterate22868.1
 Read and write only 164.8
 Primary education (1–6)4011.9
 Secondary education (7–12)329.6
 Above grade 12 195.7
Estimated monthly income of the household (USD per month)$
 <10.4 13339.7
 10.4–31.14 10330.7
 31.25–51.98 3510.4
 52.08–83.333811.3
 >83.33267.8

* Others: sales and services, clerk.
$Exchange rate at the time of the study, 1 USD = 9.6 Ethiopian Birr (ETB).