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Table 1 Baseline socio-demographic characteristics of adult ART patients at Karamara Hospital from September 1, 2007 to September 1, 2014), Somali region, Jigjiga town, Eastern Ethiopia, 2015

From: Predictors of loss to follow up among adult clients attending antiretroviral treatment at Karamara general hospital, Jigjiga town, Eastern Ethiopia, 2015: a retrospective cohort study

Variables Frequency Percentage (%)
Sex
 Male 605 42.0
 Female 834 58.0
Religion
 Muslim 658 45.7
 Orthodox 713 49.5
 Protestant 60 4.2
 Others 8 0.6
Marital status
 Married 680 47.3
 Never married 211 14.7
 Divorced 391 27.2
 Widowed 142 9.9
 Separated 15 1.0
Age group
 18–22 122 8.5
 23–27 275 19.1
 28–32 377 26.2
 33–37 237 16.5
 38–42 204 14.2
 > = 43 224 15.6
Place of Residence
 Jigjiga 1258 87.4
 Out of Jigjiga 181 12.6
Educational status
 No education 487 33.8
 Primary level 552 38.5
 Secondary and above 388 27.0
Employment status
 Government 205 14.2
 House wife 116 8.1
 Daily laborer 407 28.3
 Unemployed 579 40.2
 Others 132 9.1
Contact Person
 Yes 1081 75.1
 No 358 24.9