Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of adult residents of Debub Bench District, SNNPR, August 2020

VariablesCategoriesFrequencyPer cent
Age group18–19162.7
20–2921135.1
30–3918430.6
40–4912821.3
50–59335.5
≥60294.8
SexMale34056.6
Female26143.4
Marital statusSingle14724.5
Married38163.4
Divorced427.0
Widowed315.2
ReligionProtestant33555.7
Orthodox20534.1
Muslim447.3
Catholic172.8
Educational statusNo education15525.8
Primary23238.6
Secondary13121.8
Above secondary8313.8
Ethnic backgroundBench30049.9
Amhara11919.8
Kafa11619.3
Sheko244.0
Oromo254.2
Others*172.8
OccupationFarmers23138.4
Merchant11519.1
Housewife8814.6
Student8714.5
Government employee6711.1
Others†132.2
Area of residenceRural41769.4
Urban18430.6
Wealth indexLower20033.3
Middle20033.3
Higher20133.4
Time it takes to reach health facility≤30 min18831.3
>30 min41368.7
  • *Silte, Sheka, Wolayita and Tigre.

  • †Daily labourer and driver.

  • SNNPR, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region.