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Table 1 Socio-demographic and economic characteristics among adult patients on ART in public health institutions in Harar and Dire Dawa towns, Eastern Ethiopia, 2012

From: Factors associated with adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) among adult people living with HIV and attending their clinical care, Eastern Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency(N = 620) Percent (%)
Age in years
 18–24 41 6.6
 25–34 262 42.3
 35–44 177 28.5
 >=45 140 22.6
Sex
 Male 313 50.5
 Female 307 49.5
Religion
 Orthodox 320 51.6
 Muslim 201 32.4
 Protestant 74 11.9
 Others 25 4.0
Marital status
 Married 254 41.0
 Single 98 15.8
 Divorce/separated 148 23.9
 Widowed 120 19.4
Level of education
 Unable to read and write 106 17.1
 1–8 287 46.0
 9–12 160 25.8
 12+ 67 10.8
Occupation
 Government employee 59 9.5
 Private employee 112 18.1
 Daily laborer 117 18.9
 Merchant 50 8.1
 Have no job 182 29.4
 Others 134 16.0
Average monthly income
 <500.00 ETB 130 21.0
 501.00–999.00ETB 66 10.6
 >1000.00 ETB 75 12.1
 Difficult to determine 349 56.3