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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of surgical patients in the referral hospitals

From: Preoperative anxiety and associated factors among adult surgical patients in Debre Markos and Felege Hiwot referral hospitals, Northwest Ethiopia

Variables Response Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Age (in Years) 18–39 168 47.6
40–49 88 24.9
50–59 44 12.5
> 60 53 15
Sex Male 182 51.6
Female 171 48.4
Educational status Not attended formal education 188 53.3
Primary education (1–8) 74 21
Secondary education (9–12) 49 13.9
College and above 42 11.9
Religion Orthodox 307 87
Muslim 26 7.4
Protestant 17 4.8
Catholic 3 0.8
Ethnicity Amhara 322 91.2
Oromo 18 5.1
Tigre 13 3.7
Residence Urban 208 59
Rural 145 41
Income (in ETB) < 1000 121 34.3
1001–2500 96 27.2
2501–3999 56 15.9
> 4000 80 22.7
Family size < 3 91 25.8
4–6 184 52.1
> 6 78 22.1