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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of participants enrolled in the Food by Prescription program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2013

From: Factors influencing adherence to the food by prescription program among adult HIV positive patients in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a facility-based, cross-sectional study

Variable Frequency Percent
Age (in years)
 18–29 182 30.3
 30–39 255 42.5
 40–49 109 18.2
 >50 54 9.0
 Mean 35.2 ± 10.1   
Sex
 Female 342 57.0
 Male 258 43.0
Marital status   
 Single 206 34.3
 Marital union 184 30.7
 Non-marital union 210 35.0
Family size
 ≤5 (nuclear family) 540 90.0
 >5 (extended family) 60 10.0
Education
 No school 101 16.8
 Primary 205 34.2
 Secondary 235 39.2
 Tertiary 59 9.8
Religion
 Christian 555 92.5
 Muslim 45 7.5
Occupation
 Private business 234 39.0
 Employed 366 61.0
Income (in Birr*)
 ≤500 331 55.2
 501–999 156 26.0
 >1000 113 18.8
  1. *20 Birr = 1 USD.