Sr. No Variable Category Frequency
      NO %
1 Gender Female 127 42.3
    Male 173 57.7
2 Agea 25-39 years 75 25.0
    40-54years 110 36.7
    55-69 years 97 32.3
    70-84years 18 6.0
3 Monthly incomeb Very low 171 57.0
    Low 66 22.0
    Average 41 13.7
    Above average 22 7.3
4 Ethnicity Tigrian 286 95.3
    Amara 14 4.7
5 Educational Level Illiterate 140 46.7
    Elementary 80 26.7
    High school 37 12.3
    College university 43 14.3
6 Marital Status Married 220 73.3
    Divorced 10 3.3
    Widowed 7 2.3
    Single/never married 63 21.0
7 Occupation Employed 87 29.0
    un employed 103 34.3
    Merchant 14 4.7
    House servant 70 23.3
    Daily laborer 26 8.7
8 Religion Orthodox Christian 264 88.0
    Muslim 36 12.0
a Age category was adopted from research article ( study done in Africa) [19]
b Monthly income category: Very Low <445 Birr, Low=446-1200 Birr, Average=1201-2500 Birr, Above Average=2501-3500 Birr and High >3501 Birr (Based on the Ethiopian Civil service monthly salary for civil servants)
Table 1: Socio demographic data of the respondents study done in Ayder referral and Mekelle hospitals, 2012/13 (N=300)