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Table 1 socio-demographic characteristics of clients among public and private hospital Bahir Dar Amhara Region, June 2018 (n = 642)

From: The prevalence and root causes of surgical site infections in public versus private hospitals in Ethiopia: a retrospective observational cohort study

Variable Public hospital no (%) n = 321 Private hospital no (%) n = 321 Total no (%) n = 642
Age in years
 < =24 70(21.8%) 76(23.67%) 146(22.7%)
 25–35 128(39.87%) 86(26.79%) 214(33.4%)
 > =36 123(38.3%) 159(49.5%) 282(43.9%)
Monthly income (ETB)
 < =1600 111(34.6%) 60(18.7%) 171(26.6%)
 1601–2500 88(27.4%) 79(24.6%) 167(26.01%)
 > =2501 122(38.0%) 182(56.7%) 304(47.35%)
Sex
 Male 126(39.3%) 147(45.8%) 273(42.5%)
 Female 195(60.7%) 174(54.2%) 369(57.5%)
Residence
 Urban 146(45.5%) 225(70.1%) 371(57.78%)
 Rural 175(54.5%) 96(29.9%) 271(42.2%)