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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study parents Jimma, Ethiopia, 2013 (n = 532)

From: Parents’ perception of child and adolescent mental health problems and their choice of treatment option in southwest Ethiopia

Socio-demographic characteristics Classification Frequency %
Sex Male 98 18.4
Female 434 81.6
Age 15–24 132 24.8
25–34 286 53.8
35–44 97 18.2
45 and above 17 3.2
Religion Muslim 246 46.2
Orthodox c 235 44.2
Other 51 9.6
Marital status Married 348 65.4
Single but gave birth 43 8.0
Divorced and widowed 141 26.5
Educational status Illiterate 150 28.2
Primary school (≤grade 8) 236 44.4
High school 114 21.4
College above 32 6.0
Occupational status Farmer 46 8.6
Employed 104 19.5
House wife 219 41.2
Merchant 163 30.6