Variables Frequency (n=412) %
Sex Male 172 41.5
Female 240 58.3
Marital status Married and live together 202 49.0
Single 48 11.7
Divorced 91 22.1
Widowed 65 15.8
Married but separated 6 1.5
Educational status Illiterate 120 29.1
Primary 130 31.6
Secondary 115 27.9
Diploma 32 7.8
Degree and above 15 3.6
Religion "Orthodox Christian 392 95.1
Muslim 13 3.2
Protestant 7 1.7
Ethnicity Amhara 400 97.1
Oromo 3 0.7
Tigre 9 2.2
Job Government employed 101 24.5
Private employed 29 7.0
Self employed 209 50.7
Housewife 66 16.0
Unemployed 7 1.7
Income
In Ethiopian birr
<500 230 55.8
500-1000 78 18.9
1001-1500 31 7.5
1501-2000 39 9.5
>2000 34 8.3
Residency Rural 70 17.0
  Urban 342 83.0
Table 1: Socio-Demographic Characteristics of HIV infected individuals at DebreMarkos referral hospital, East Gojjam, Amhara, Ethiopia, December, 2013