Variables Frequency Percent
Sex
Female 302 59.3
Male 207 40.7
Age (years)
15-24 54 10.6
25-34 209 41.1
35-44 185 36.3
45-54 49 9.6
55+ 12 2.4
Religion
Orthodox 486 95.5
Muslim 18 3.5
Protestant 5 1.0
Employment
Employed full time 212 41.7
Unemployed 194 38.1
Not working due to ill health 57 11.2
Employed part-time 46 9.0
Level of education
no formal education 186 36.5
Primary 144 28.3
Secondary 136 26.7
Tertiary 43 8.4
Residence
Urban 294 57.8
Rural 215 42.2
Table 1: Baseline Socio-demographic characteristics of HIV/AIDS patients on antiretroviral therapy at Debremarkos Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia, May 2012.