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Table 1 Sample characteristics in JMC, Ethiopia (n=408)

From: Communicative health literacy in patients with non-communicable diseases in Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Category Frequency (n=408) Percent
Age 18–44 178 43.6
45–64 117 28.7
≥65 years 113 27.7
Marital status Single 57 14.0
Married 301 73.8
Divorced 24 5.9
Widowed 26 6.4
Educational status Illiterate 153 37.5
Grade 1–8 124 30.4
Grades 9–12 75 18.4
College and above 56 13.7
Monthly household income (1 USD=43.63 ETB) <10.72 USD 84 20.6
10.72-21.45 USD 73 17.9
>21.45 USD 251 61.5
Residence Rural 189 46.3
Urban 219 53.7
Chronic diseases profile Cardiovascular diseases 100 24.5
COPD 10 2.5
Diabetes mellitus 96 23.5
Hypertension 98 24
Epilepsy 90 22.1
Asthma 14 3.4
Presence of co-morbidity One chronic disease 341 83.6
Two or more chronic diseases 67 16.4
Complication/s from NCDs Yes 299 73.3
No 109 26.7
Follow-up visit last 4 weeks Yes 151 37
No 257 63