Frequency Percent
AGE less than 25 years 7 17.5%
25 - 45 years 13 32.5%
more than 45 years 20 50.0%
GENDER Male 21 52.5%
Female 19 47.5%
outside Khartoum Khartoum 24 60.0%
outside Khartoum 16 40.0%
MARITAL STATUS Single 10 25.0%
Married 28 70.0%
Divorced 1 2.5%
Widow 1 2.5%
EDUCATIONAL LEVEL Illiterate 10 25.0%
  primary school 12 30.0%
  secondary school 12 30.0%
  university and above 6 15.0%
Half of the study samples were less than 45 years of age with 60% of them residing in Khartoum and 70% of them educated and married
Table 1: Frequency table showing the distribution of demographic characteristics in patients with herpes zoster at Khartoum Dermatology Hospital, 2012.