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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of HIV positive women aged 18–49 years in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (n = 1855)

From: Fertility intentions among HIV positive women aged 18–49 years in Addis Ababa Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Characteristics Frequency (%)
Age(years)  
18-24 189 (10.2)
25-29 522 (28.1)
30-34 546 (29.4)
35-39 421 (22.7)
40-49 177 (9.5)
Mean age in years 31.3 (±5.7SD)
Ethnicity  
Amhara 1104 (59.5)
Oromo 420 (22.6)
Gurage 165 (8.9)
Others(Tigrea, Siltea, Gamo, welayta, yem, worji) 166 (8.9)
Religion  
Orthodox Christian 1461 (78.8)
Muslim 197 (10.6)
Others (Protestant, catholic, Jubbah) 197 (10.6)
Marital Status  
Single 361 (19.5)
Married/cohabited 945 (50.9)
Widowed 283 (15.3)
Divorced 266 (14.3)
Educational status  
Illiterate 243 (13.1)
Informal education 150 (8.1)
Grade 1–8 completed 689 (37.1)
Grade 9–12 completed 599 (32.3)
Above 12 grade 174 (9.4)
Occupation  
Unemployed 379 (20.5)
Housewife 342 (18.4)
Daily laborer 279 (15.0)
Merchant 100 (5.4)
CSW** 34 (1.8)
Government worker 212 (11.4)
Private Business 509 (27.4)
Monthly income (in Birr)*  
No Income(dependent) 522 (28.1)
Birr below 500 509 (27.4)
Birr 500-3000 521 (28.1)
Birr 1001-3000 258 (13.9)
Birr above 3000 45(2.4)
  1. *1USD 18 Birr (currency of Ethiopia at the time of data collection), **CSWs commercial sex workers.