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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of participants (n = 226)

From: Health care seeking behavior for depression in Northeast Ethiopia: depression is not considered as illness by more than half of the participants

Variables Frequency Percent (%)
Sex
 Male 97 42.9
 Female 129 57.1
Age
 18–25 128 56.6
 26–40 80 35.4
 40 and above 18 8
Religion
 Orthodox 152 67.3
 Islam 74 32.7
Marital status
 Single 129 57.1
 Divorced 5 2.2
 Widowed 9 4.0
 Married 83 36.7
Educational status
 Cannot read and write 13 5.8
 Primary school 30 13.3
 Secondary school 68 30
 Diploma and above 115 50.9
Ethnicity
 Amhara 210 92.9
 Oromo 6 2.7
 Tigre 8 3.5
 Afar 2 0.9
Occupational status
 Had job 152 67.3
 Had no specified job 74 32.7
Wealth index
 Poor 77 34.1
 Second 54 23.9
 Middle 51 22.6
 Rich 44 19.4