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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics (%)

From: The prevalence of mental disorders in adults in different level general medical facilities in Kenya: a cross-sectional study

Variables All sitesa KNH Embu Kiambu Kikuyu Kajiado Kibera Makindu Naivasha Magadi Karuri
Age (years) 2,770 1,801 177 161 200 61 33 123 89 82 43
18 to 30 52.4 49.6 55.3 56.8 59.0 52.5 70.50 53.00 61.60 68.00 74.4
31 to 45 28.6 29.1 33.7 26.5 27.5 18.1 26.40 29.10 49.20 23.20 18.5
46 to 60 13.9 16.0 7.3 10.0 10.0 21.8 2.90 11.20 11.00 5.60 6.9
61 to 75+ 5.1 5.3 4.7 6.9 4.0 8.1 0 38.0 3.3 0 0
Sex 2,759 1,795 175 161 200 61 33 123 86 82 43
Male 46.3 44.7 43.4 65.4 48.4 66.7 51.5 37.3 30.2 46.5 50
Female 53.7 55.3 56.6 34.6 51.6 33.3 48.5 62.7 69.8 53.5 50
Religion 2,692 1,753 170 157 198 57 30 119 84 81 43
Christian 94.9 96.2 100.0 89.9 99.0 73.7 74.2 88.5 96.5 89.7 100.0
Others 5.0 3.8 0 10.1 1.0 24.0 25.8 11.5 3.3 10.4 0
Marital status 2,696 1,765 163 160 193 60 32 117 81 82 43
Single 34.8 34.7 41.3 29.2 35.8 41.9 57.6 25.0 41.0 27.8 41.9
Married 60.9 62.1 53.6 61.5 60.6 43.3 39.3 68.3 46.6 69.9 58.1
Education level b 2,770 1,801 177 161 200 61 33 123 89 82 43
None 3.1 7.3 5.3 11.8 4.5 31.1 0 13.4 7.5 17.6 4.5
Primary 31.6 29.4 38.7 24.6 43.0 27.9 2.9 81.9 58.1 23.6 27.3
Secondary 41.6 41.4 41.3 42.0 8.5 27.9 55.8 3.1 30.1 38.6 52.7
Tertiary 23.7 21.9 14.7 21.6 44.0 13.1 38.1 1.6 4.3 20.5 15.9
Occupation 1,381 550 129 135 193 53 23 102 73 83 40
Gainful Employment 66.4 71.2 44.2 54.8 60.1 77.4 78.3 45.1 60.3 48.2 42.5
Farmer 22.3 16.4 44.2 28.1 13.5 13.2 0 50.0 27.4 9.6 2.5
Housewife 3.9 4.4 2.3 5.2 7.8 3.8 4.3 2.9 9.6 26.5 12.5
Student 3.3 4.3 3.1 8.1 17.1 3.8 4.3 2.0 2.7 4.8 10.0
  1. Figures in bold type indicate total values.
  2. aSee Figure 1 for site description; bPrimary = 1 to 8 years of formal education, Secondary = 1 to 4 years of post-primary education, Tertiary = post-secondary, vocational or university education.
  3. KNH, Kenyatta National Hospital.