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Research Article

Prevalence and Associated Factors of Mental Distress among Caregivers of Patients with Epilepsy in Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study Design

Table 1

Socio-demographic characteristics of caregivers of patients with epilepsy at Amanuel Mental Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2017 (n=409).

VariablesCategoriesFrequencyPercentage ()

Age (years)18-24 33 8.1
25-34 8821.5
35-44 9623.5
> 4419246.9
SexMale21853.3
Female19146.7
ReligionOrthodox23657.7
Muslim12831.3
Protestant 39 9.5
Catholic 6 1.5
EthnicityAmhara15738.4
Oromo13934.0
Gurage 8019.5
Others 33 8.1
Marital StatusMarried26865.5
Single 7819.1
Divorced/Separated 21 5.1
Widowed 4210.3
RelationshipMother 9623.5
Father 8320.3
Brother/Sister 9623.5
Wife/Husband 28 6.8
Child 6215.2
Other caregivers 4410.7
ResidenceUrban32078.2
Rural 8921.8
Educational LevelCan't read and write 9623.5
Can read and write 5713.9
Primary(1-8 grade)13733.5
Secondary(9-12 grade) 7017.1
College and above 4912.0
Live with PatientYes37691.9
No 33 8.1
Employment StatusEmployed25161.4
Not Employed15838.6

N.B: other caregivers are uncle, aunt, friend, and grandfather/mother.

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