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Table 1 Demographic and baseline characteristics of stroke patients admitted to stroke unit of JUMC from March 10–July 10, 2017

From: Burden, clinical outcomes and predictors of time to in hospital mortality among adult patients admitted to stroke unit of Jimma university medical center: a prospective cohort study

Demographic and baseline characteristics Frequency (n = 116) Percentage (%)
Age (years) < 45 26 22.4%
45–65 65 56.0%
> 65 25 21.6%
Sex Male 73 62.9%
Female 43 37.1%
Residence Rural 84 72.4%
Urban 32 27.6%
Marital status Married 104 89.7%
Widow 11 9.5%
Divorced 1 0.9%
Education status Unable to read and write 42 36.2%
Able to read and write, informal education 49 42.2%
Elementary school (1–8) 17 14.7%
Secondary school (9–12) 3 2.6%
College/university or above 5 4.3%
Occupational status (over the last 1 years) Agriculture / farmer 44 37.9%
Homemaker/ housewives 41 35.3%
Merchant 11 9.5%
Retired 6 5.2%
Government employee 5 4.3%
Other own business work 5 4.3%
Skilled/unskilled manual labor/ daily worker 4 3.4%
Body mass index (BMI) (kg/m2) < 18.5 (underweight) 24 20.7%
18.6–24.9 (normal) 74 63.8%
25.0–29.9 (overweight) 18 15.5%
Approximated monthly income (Dollar) None (dependent) 20 17.2%
< 20 46 39.7%
20–40 25 21.6%
> 40 25 21.6%