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Table 1 The Socio-Demographic Characteristics of geriatric patients admitted from April to July to Medical and Surgical wards of JUMC, Ethiopia, 2017 (N = 200)

From: Drug related problems in admitted geriatric patients: the impact of clinical pharmacist interventions

Demographic characteristicsN (%)
Age, Mean (SD)67.3 (7.3)
Sex male135 (67.5)
Marital status
 Married158 (79)
 Widowed36 (18)
 Divorced6 (3)
Religion
 Christian50 (25)
 Muslim150 (75)
Educational status
 No formal education132 (66)
 Primary education55 (27.5)
 Secondary education8 (4)
 Tertiary education5 (2.5)
Residence
 Rural137 (68.5)
 Urban63 (31.5)
Monthly income
  < 800 birr127 (63.5)
  ≥ 800 birr73 (36.5)
Relies on caregiver (yes)150 (75%)