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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of caregivers at Felege-Hiwot Referral Hospital, Bahir Dar, northwest Ethiopia, July, 2016 (n = 478)

From: Perceived stigma among non-professional caregivers of people with severe mental illness, Bahir Dar, northwest Ethiopia

Variables Categories Frequency Percent
Age 18–24 89 18.6
25–34 138 28.9
35–44 108 22.6
44–54 81 16.9
≥ 55 62 13
Sex Male 234 49
Female 244 51
Residence Urban 216 45.2
Rural 262 54.8
Ethnicity Amhara 469 98.1
Othersa 9 1.9
Religion Orthodox 384 80.3
Muslim 88 18.4
Othersb 6 1.3
Marital status Currently not married 374 78.2
Currently married 104 21.8
Educational status Unable to read and write 121 25.3
Primary 115 24.1
Secondary 90 18.8
Diploma and above 152 31.8
Job Government employee 73 15.3
Private employee 72 15.1
Merchant 65 13.6
Farmer 143 29.9
House wife 71 14.9
Student 54 11.3
  1. Othersa = Tigrie, Oromo and Guragie; Othersb = Protestant and Catholic